Alysia R. Snell - Partner

Alysia Snell has been a partner at Lake Research Partners since 1995. Alysia brings extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research on the significant issues of our day, as well as synthesizing strategic communication for a wide array of institutions and initiatives to help clients effectively and productively address the concerns of their constituencies. 

Alysia is a lead partner on the issue side of the firm. She is an expert in the art and science of opinion research and in understanding people in their own context as they deal with issues on their own terms. Alysia understands how language works, how people respond to language and ultimately, how people think things through and make connections. 

Alysia is based in Richmond, VA, and focuses her attention on several issue areas. Most recently this has included reproductive health (Planned Parenthood, NARAL); women’s health (Center for Women Policy Studies, Breast Cancer Fund); the environment (Sierra Club, American Rivers, Best Friends); low-income issues (Community Service Society; Fairness Initiative on Low Wage Work); education (American Federation of Teachers, Alliance for Excellent Education); early education (Tremaine Foundation, Early Childhood Investment Corporation); afterschool programs (Afterschool Alliance, Chicago Metropolis 2020); children’s health (Kellogg Foundation), as well as statewide referenda campaigns, including the defeat of parental notification initiatives in California three years in a row for the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. 

Alysia's other focus is her daughter, Caroline, and son, Harrison. A native of Richmond, she holds a master’s degree in political science and public opinion from American University, and a bachelor’s degree in American government from the University of Virginia. 

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"I've worked with Celinda, Alysia and the team at Lake Research for eight years. I always appreciate their depth of knowledge and experience with children's issues and education. They are wonderful collaborators and researchers."
Judy Samelson, Chief Executive Officer, Early Childhood Investment Corporation (MI)