The HIT Team
HIT Strategies is a firm of young, diverse, innovative social scientists that use research and data to understand and communicate with hard-to-reach and underrepresented voters. We live and work at the intersections of society that are driving rapidly diversifying voter and consumer trends. We represent communities often misunderstood, overlooked, and underserved in American politics.
Senior Director of Research
David joined HIT Strategies in early 2021 after a decade of experience in survey research, strategic guidance, and advising
Richard Shafranek, Ph.D.
As HIT’s data scientist, Richard oversees the data pipeline for quantitative research projects: he develops compelling data visualizations and interactive dashboards, automates data processing
Analyst & Innovation Specialist
Samuel Madrigal is an Analyst and Innovation Specialist at HIT Strategies. Samuel is an accomplished qualitative and quantitative researcher with experience managing teams and projects for progressive political candidates, advocacy groups and nongovernmental
As HIT’s Research Coordinator, Abby Paragele coordinates logistics and workflow for the Research Team. Abby oversees vendor relations, coordinates communication
Data Processing Intern
Carson Dowhan is a data processing intern for HIT Strategies, where he works closely with quantitative research methods to