Annie Norbitz, senior analyst at Hart Research, joined the firm in 2012 and has since honed her skills practicing an array of both qualitative and quantitative methods on a broad range of topics, from education to youth homelessness to the environment. She has developed an extensive background specifically in political research, working both on several campaigns and with independent expenditures including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), Senate Majority PAC (SMP), the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), Protect Our Care, and the Center for American Progress (CAP). Over the past few cycles she has taken a keen interest in electorate expansion, and she has worked alongside such partners as Way to Win, the Texas Future Project, UnidosUS, and Color of Change to better understand the priorities of Millennials, voters of color, and other members of the rising progressive electorate. Finally, Annie is part of the research team conducting ongoing work on behalf of the voter-centric advocacy group Priorities USA.
Annie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a B.A. in communication and public service, and she was the recipient of the George Gerbner Award for Best Senior Honors Thesis in the communication department. She also is a RIVA-trained focus group moderator.