(Best way to say she sells research)
3 years experience as an account executive, with 7 plus years experience in outreach, fundraising, organizing and research. She’s earned a Masters in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and authored her thesis on “The Effects of Structural and Partisan Constructs on Municipal Elections” and used statistical regression to analyze varying factors. Following her first year as an account executive, she received the “Rookie of the Year” award.
Q&A with Lucy:
Where did you grow up and where have you lived?
Born in Virginia Beach, raised in Richmond, lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Newport RI and Washington DC after college before settling back in Hampton Roads.
What is one of your earliest research memories?
I remember working on a science project with my dad sometime in middle school. I was trying to see how much a difference in temperature was needed to cause glass to break – using hot water, cold water and drinking glasses from the kitchen.
I remember another science project where I tested the effect of chlorine on blond hair and tried to determine why some blondes had green do’s at the end of a summer.
What’s something you wish you researched, but didn’t?
For a hot second in grad school, I thought about either continuing my education to get another masters, this time in religion to accompany my one in political science. I was, and still am, very interested in the ways and reasons why people behave in certain cleavages and groupings. I also thought about possibly pursuing a PhD in this area.
What kind of data or analysis would you be interested in seeing that may not be readily available?
I’m fascinated by the way our brains work when confronted with uncomfortable information, specifically in the realm of partisan politics. I would love to see how people’s brains are lighting up in the current (2017) political climate.
What’s the most bizarre comment you’ve heard about why someone didn’t want to conduct research?
Not sure….more soon
What are some of your favorite research quotes?
“Research is the door to tomorrow.”
“Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals.” David Ogilvy
What’s one of the nerdiest things you’ve uncovered that may surprise others?
Not sure….more soon.
What’s the nerdiest conversation you’ve had outside work that you’re willing to admit?
Probably something to do with excel and how excited I was about a functionality recently discovered.