Our Team

David P. Redlawsk
David P. Redlawsk Director, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

David P. Redlawsk

Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Dr. David Redlawsk is the Director of The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Professor Redlawsk received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Rutgers University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Duke University. His research focuses on campaigns, elections, the role of information in voter decision making and on emotional responses to campaign information. He has received several grants to support his research from the National Science Foundation, and he currently serves on the Board of the American National Election Studies.
Ashley Koning
Ashley Koning Manager, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Ashley Koning

Manager, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Ashley Koning is currently a PhD candidate in the political science department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with concentrations in American politics, women and politics, and methodology. She is also the head graduate assistant to the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and Manager of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Her research interests are in American public opinion and mass behavior with a special focus on framing and gender. She currently holds positions on both the boards of the New York and Pennsylvania/New Jersey chapters of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Additionally, she has been a lecturer for Douglass Residential College and the political science department at Rutgers. She has also served as an action project advisor for the Center for American Women and Politics’ New Leadership New Jersey Program in the past. Prior to Rutgers, Ashley obtained a Masters in political science from Columbia University and a BA in government and music from Franklin & Marshall College. She also worked on campaigns in both New York and New Jersey, as well as directed Franklin & Marshall’s segment of the international V-Day movement against violence toward women and girls for multiple years.
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 Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. 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.
Bill Valocchi
Bill Valocchi Field Manager

Bill Valocchi

Field Manager

Bill Valocchi is the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll’s Field Manager. Bill has over twenty years of experience as a senior project manager and supervisor. He has designed surveys for both public and private clients and has analyzed large data sets. Bill has also managed and supervised a research center call center. He is a licensed planner in the State of New Jersey and is certified as a planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master Degree in Urban Studies.
Virginia Tangel
Virginia Tangel Methodologist

Virginia Tangel

Methodologist

Virginia Tangel is the methodologist at the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, where she deals with study design, sample design, and the creation of weights. She is a doctoral student studying the social sciences. Virginia’s main academic interests lie in epidemiology, labor markets, econometrics, and methodology. She holds a Graduate Fellowship at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research.
John Ward
John Ward Graduate Research Assistant

John Ward

Graduate Research Assistant

John Ward is a graduate student in the Political Science department at Rutgers University pursuing a Ph.D. with a focus in American Politics. A native of South Jersey, John graduated from Georgetown University in 2006 with a BA in Political Economy. John worked in Washington, D.C. as a researcher at a political media firm and as an opposition researcher for a 501c4 organization before moving back to New Jersey to enroll at Rutgers in Fall 2010. In Fall 2012, he joined the ECPIP staff, where he is responsible for conducting data analysis on outside client projects.
Liz Kantor
Liz Kantor Senior Data Archivist

Liz Kantor

Senior Data Archivist

Liz Kantor is the Senior Data Archivist for ECPIP. Previously, she worked with ECPIP as an Aresty Undergraduate Research Assistant studying survey weighting, and as a General Research Intern. She is a double major in Political Science and Statistics in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program in the class of 2016. In addition to her work at ECPIP, she was a Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellow with the U.S. Census Bureau in the summer of 2014. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in survey methodology after graduation.
Ian McGeown
Ian McGeown Aresty Research Intern

Ian McGeown

Aresty Research Intern

Ian McGeown is a sophomore undergraduate student from Bridgewater, New Jersey whose interest in political science drove him to become an Aresty Research Assistant at the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. He is studying History and Political Science at Rutgers University and plans to attend law school one day. Ian’s interests include baseball, traveling, politics and history. He is also involved with Citizenship Rutgers at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
Cecilia Schiavo
Cecilia Schiavo Social Media and Public Relations Intern

Cecilia Schiavo

Social Media and Public Relations Intern

Cecilia Schiavo is a sophomore at Rutgers University in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication & Information. She is double majoring in Journalism & Media Studies and Political Science with a minor in Italian. She is a part of many clubs on campus and at the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, she works as a social media/PR intern. She hopes to become a writer for a news station one day if her dream of gaining the Presidential Office does not work out.
Chisa Egbelu
Chisa Egbelu Social Media and Public Relations Intern

Chisa Egbelu

Social Media and Public Relations Intern

Chisa Egbelu is a Public Relations and Social Media intern for the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute of Politics. He is a sophomore at Rutgers University majoring in Journalism & Media Studies and minoring in Digital Communication, Information, and Media. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and before attending Rutgers, served as an advisor to Mayor Kip Holden on the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council for the city of Baton Rouge. Egbelu is currently the executive producer of WRSU Rutgers Radio’s leading show, Rutgers Recess, the president and captain of the Rutgers University Quidditch team and a runner for ESPN. Egbelu’s aspirations include working in television/radio and media production as well as becoming a host for a nationally syndicated program. Within his lifetime Egbelu also has plans of becoming a public servant and entering politics.
Caitlin Sullivan
Caitlin Sullivan Head Data Visualization & Graphic Representation Intern

Caitlin Sullivan

Data Visualization & Graphic Representation Intern

Caitlin Sullivan is a Data Visualization and Graphic Representation intern and a senior at Rutgers-New Brunswick with plans to graduate in January 2014. With math being her favorite subject since she was young, Caitlin is pursuing a double major in mathematics and statistics. She also plans to graduate with a minor in sociology. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she hopes to attend graduate school to further study statistics or start a career in data analysis or a similar statistical field.
Brandon Diaz-Abreu
Brandon Diaz-Abreu Data Visualization & Graphic Representation Intern

Brandon Diaz-Abreu

Data Visualization & Graphic Representation Intern

Brandon Diaz-Abreu is a motivated sophomore pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science. He is a Data Visualization and Graphic Representation intern for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. He pushes his creativity and technical knowledge at every opportunity he gets and enjoys spending his down time riffing on the piano. He looks forward to doing meaningful work using technology to bring joy to people's lives designing and innovating tomorrow's hit videogames. He is also the Technology Manager for the student organization the Rutgers Future Scholars Dream Team.
Joy (Jingying) Zeng
Joy (Jingying) Zeng Data Visualization & Graphic Representation Intern

Joy (Jingying) Zeng

Data Visualization & Graphic Representation Intern

Joy (Jingying) Zeng is a data visualization intern for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. She is a junior who is double majoring in mathematics and statistics. After graduation, she plans on going to graduate school in a statistics-related field. She hopes that interning with the ECPIP will increase her working experience and strengthen her technical skills.
Victor Gatica
Victor Gatica General Research Intern

Victor Gatica

General Research Intern

Victor Gatica is both a general research assistant and a caller for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Besides this, Victor is a junior currently double majoring in Political Science and Economics with a double minor in Psychology and Philosophy. He is also currently a Resident Assistant where he dedicates much of his time to his residents, but he has been previously active in numerous political campaigns and political organizations. His dream is to be a professor in political science, political economics, political psychology, or any other variation of politics. His short-term goal is to attend graduate school and receive his Ph.D, though he is still unsure in exactly what.
Oscar Abella
Oscar Abella Student Assistant

Oscar Abella

Student Assistant

Oscar Abella is an undergraduate student at the School of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Political Science and History. Currently working as student assistant for the Eagleton Call Center, he assists in laying out the spreadsheets and shift arrangement for our callers at the Carriage House. Hoping to someday go into politics or journalism, he hopes to continue working at the Eagleton Institute for Politics to learn more about the field he is so interested in.
Max Mescall
Max Mescall General Research Intern

Max Mescall

General Research Intern

Max Mescall is a general research intern at the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. He helps the graduate staff with research and coding. He is a junior at Rutgers University from Mendham, New Jersey and is currently a double major in History and Political Science with concentrations in Modern US History and American Politics, respectively. He is also an Apartment Assistant at the Easton Avenue Apartments, a campus building that houses upper-class, transfer, and international students.
John Masusock
John Masusock General Research Intern

John Masusock

General Research Intern

John Masusock is a general research intern at the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. He is an undergraduate majoring in Political Science/History with a minor in Spanish, expecting to graduate May 2016. He is also the Treasurer for Rutgers German Club and the Programming Chair for Rutgers Housing Association in Clothier Hall. His interests include world affairs, politics, working out, and volleyball. After graduation, he hopes to be either attending law school or working on a masters in Security Studies.
Steven Galante
Steven Galante General Research Intern

Steven Galante

General Research Intern

Steven Galante is a second-year masters student in Communications and Information Studies, studying media, policy, and social media. He graduated from Montclair State University in 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and philosophy. As an undergraduate, he interned with Senator Robert Menendez in his constituent services office in Newark. After graduation, he worked as a local reporter for The Progress newspaper in Caldwell, New Jersey for four years, covering news in western Essex county. In 2012, he received a first place award from the New Jersey Press Association for news writing for his story covering the flooding of the Passaic River in March 2011. Galante is interested in issues such as building a more vibrant media ecosystem in New Jersey, press freedom, government transparency, and technology. He is a Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Graduate Fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics interning with the Office of Legislative Services.
Mihir Dixit
Mihir Dixit General Research Intern

Mihir Dixit

Data Visualization & Graphics Representation Intern

Mihir Dixit is a data visualization intern for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. He is a first-year undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers looking to earn a dual degree in computer science and statistics with a minor in South Asian literature and language. After graduation, he plans to further his education in statistics related field.