Our Team

Ashley Koning
Ashley Koning Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Ashley Koning

Director, The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Ashley Koning is the Director of The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. She is also currently a PhD candidate in the political science department at Rutgers, with concentrations in American politics, women and politics, and methodology. Her research interests are in American public opinion and mass behavior with a focus on framing. Additionally, she is a lecturer for the political science department at Rutgers. Ashley has co-authored book chapters on public opinion during and after Superstorm Sandy and its implications for NJ Gov. Chris Christie in a new Rutgers University Press book, "Taking Chances: The Coast after Hurricane Sandy," edited by Karen M. O’Neill and Daniel J. Van Abs, as well as co-authored a chapter analyzing Governor Christie’s leadership and legacy in “The American Governor: Power, Constraint, and Leadership in The States,” edited by David P. Redlawsk. Ashley was awarded the 2015 John Tarnai Memorial Scholarship by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) and has been the recipient of the AAPOR Student Travel Award and first ever AAPOR Student Poster Award. Prior to Rutgers, Ashley obtained a Masters in political science from Columbia University and a BA in government and music from Franklin & Marshall College.

akoning@rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-8940
Debra Borie-Holtz
Debra Borie-Holtz Special Projects Manager

Debra Borie-Holtz

Special Projects Manager

Dr. Debra Borie-Holtz is the Special Projects Manager for The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Debbie is responsible for coordinating survey research projects for ECPIP’s outside clients including non-profits, government and academic organizations. Dr. Borie-Holtz manages the project including assessing client needs, establishing a sampling plan, developing the survey instrument, ensuring quality control of data collection operations, directing the data analysis and preparing the client deliverables. She is also on the faculty at the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. Dr. Borie-Holtz received her master’s degree in Public Affairs and Politics and her doctorate in Planning and Public Policy from the Bloustein School. She has been an instructor at Rutgers teaching writing, public policy, and method courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level since 2006.

Email: dbholtz@rutgers.edu
Flavio Hickel
Flavio Hickel Programmer

Flavio Hickel

Programmer

Flavio Hickel Jr. is a Graduate Student (ABD) specializing in American Politics in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University. He earned his M.A. in Public Policy and International Affairs in 2009 from William Paterson University and his B.A. in Sociology from Kean University in 2006. In the last several years he has taught over a dozen undergraduate courses in American Government, American Party Politics, Congressional Politics, and the American Presidency.
His research interests include American Political Culture/Ideology, Political Psychology, and American Political Development. His dissertation concerns the historical usage and continued utility of Civil Religious language in Presidential Rhetoric. He has published and presented research on the Tea Party Movement and Civil Religious Framing Effects.

Email: Flavio.Hickel@rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-995
Adedayo Adetunji
Adedayo Adetunji Supervisor

Adedayo Adetunji

Call Center Supervisor

Adedayo is a recent graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a degree in Cell Biology/Neuroscience and another in Psychology. She currently attends Rutgers University and Rowan University in a joint graduate program to earn a masters degree in Biomedical sciences. She has ambitions of attending medical school and working as a surgeon in the future. As an undergraduate student, she was involved in medical research with professors at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Columbia University Medical Center. She has a passion for the medically under-served community and hopes to create a non-profit organization to support children in such communities in Nigeria.

Gustavo Familia

Supervisor

Gustavo is a senior at the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology while on a Pre-Physical Therapy Track. He is aspiring to either pursue a career in the law enforcement or attend a doctoral program of physical therapy upon graduation. He has been working for the Eagleton Center for Public interest polling for about four years now and enjoys working with all his fellow colleagues. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends.
Krupa Patel
Krupa Patel Web Developer

Krupa Patel

Web Developer

Krupa Patel is currently an undergrad student at Rutgers University in the School of Arts and Science and School of Communication and Information, double majoring in Exercise Science and Information Technology and Informatics. She also has just finished two internships in summer 2017, one as a web developer intern at a Real Estate Company and other as a Project management at Physical Therapy Clinic. In her extra time, you can find Krupa enjoying vanilla chai, practicing her coding skills or learning new software/ language. Her interest includes travelling, singing and dancing. She is part of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society at Rutgers University. After graduating, she hopes to pursue master’s degree in software development or cyber security, and work for big companies with a focus on technology.
Stephanie Cabrera
Stephanie Cabrera Research Associate

Stephanie Cabrera

Research Associate

Stephanie is a junior at the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Economics and minoring in French. Her interests currently lie in Macroeconomic Affairs and Public Policy with hope of pursuing a career that would allow her to make a difference in a global aspect. After graduation Stephanie hopes to continue her Economics studies and pursue a Masters Degree. Aside from her studies, Stephanie loves to sing and play the guitar in her spare time as well as balancing an officer position in the Lambda Delta Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Rhiannon Jones
Rhiannon Jones Research Assistant

Rhiannon Jones

Research Assistant

Rhiannon Jones is senior Douglass woman double majoring in Planning & Public Policy and Sociology and minoring in Africana Studies. She has been involved with many organizations during her time at Rutgers University, including conducting research as a Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellow, leading RU Choice, a Planned Parenthood Generation Action Organization, as President, and working as an Aresty Research Assistant on a project focused on the Collateral Consequences of U.S. Child Support Policy. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in research pertaining to program development and implementation, with the goal of improving social welfare programs in marginalized communities across the country.
John Capangpangan
John Capangpangan Research Assistant

John Capangpangan

Research Assistant

John Capangpangan is a student in the School of Arts and Science majoring in Political Science and French Culture with a minor in International and Global Studies. He is interested in how public institutions work with private entities to provide the public with services, he hopes to pursue such interests in Public Finance. He also has just returned from studying abroad at l'Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, or better known as Sciences Po, where he studied political science and economics subjects in french. In his extra time you can find John enjoying an espresso practicing his French or with a good book. After graduating he hopes to pursue a masters in international economic policy, and work either in banking or diplomacy with a focus on transnational business.
Alyxandra Cucinotta
Alyxandra Cucinotta Call Center Manager

Alyxandra Cucinotta

Call Center Manager

Alyx Cucinotta is currently studying as graduate student at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education to receive her Master's in Foreign Language/ESL education K-12. Alyx has been working for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest polling since her freshman year at Rutgers and has enjoyed her journey with the call center. As an undergraduate she graduated with a degree in both Spanish and Art History. Her interests include traveling, visiting museums and studying language. After graduation, Alyx hopes to teach English abroad in a Spanish speaking country.
Gabriel Soto
Gabriel Soto Call Center Manager

Gabriel Soto

Call Center Manager
William Young
William Young Research Assistant

William Young

Research Assistant

Will is a graduate research assistant with the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and is also completing his PhD in political science at Rutgers. Substantively, his work sits at the intersection of law and political behavior, with a regional focus on the Americas. Before coming to Rutgers, Will earned his M.A. from Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from Gardner-Webb University.
Ryan Berger
Ryan Berger Research Assistant

Ryan Berger

Research Assistant