On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in fall 2015, Stephen was introduced to his first line of code and quickly realized he had a knack for it. From that day forward he devoted his time to studying the myriad of unique programming intricacies. Before long, he was building functions and loops to automate hours of statistical computation down to a matter of minutes. Feeling like a superhero, Stephen dedicated his newfound powers to the protection of marginalized populations through innovative policy investigation.

As a senior data scientist, Stephen collaborates with clients and his PSC colleagues to develop actionable research agendas and produce quantifiable insights. He provides analytical expertise to any project across the firm where methodological research is required. Typically, he can be found sifting through thousands of lines of code across multiple monitors, producing everything from creative data visualizations to interactive maps.

Prior to joining PSC, Stephen was a political science professor at Claremont Graduate University. He also worked as a consulting data scientist for political campaigns, conducted Racially Polarized Voting analysis for voting rights cases, and published research focused on protecting minority rights.

Email: [email protected]

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Education: BAs in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture and in Multidisciplinary Social Science from California State University, San Bernardino; an MA in Social Science and Globalization Studies from California State University, San Bernardino; an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside; and a PhD in Political Science from University of California, Riverside (forthcoming)

With PSC since: November 2022

PSC superpower: Guardian of a thousand lectures on arcane topics

Favorite part of working at PSC: The culture of accommodation and consideration

Why Michigan? You can reach any destination via a picturesque winding backroad