Rebecca Naser has extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research for a variety of foundations, nonprofit and advocacy organizations, labor unions, corporations, trade associations, and government agencies. Her clients have included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation, The Tiger Woods Foundation, the League of Conservation Voters, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Actors’ Equity Association, and The Coca-Cola Company.
Rebecca’s more than 20 years of experience marry the fields of public policy and research. She worked for eight years in the federal public policy arena, first as a legislative aid on Capitol Hill and subsequently as a senior government affairs representative for a lobbying firm. She honed her analytic and research skills at the Urban Institute, where, among other projects, she served as a senior researcher involved in the first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of prisoner reentry in America. She has been published in peer-reviewed research journals and also has served as an adjunct professor, teaching research methods. Rebecca has a PhD and an MA in sociology from Howard University, with an emphasis in urban sociology and social inequality and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan.
Kate Fridley is Rebecca Naser’s research associate.