Associate Analysts

Meryl O'Bryan
Associate Analyst

Meryl O’Bryan is an Associate Analyst at Lake Research Partners. In her role at LRP, Meryl works with Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as progressive organizations and non-profits. Prior to joining the firm, Meryl worked as an analyst at the Analyst Institute.

Meryl received her M.A. in cognitive psychology from Claremont Graduate University where she went on to become a Ph.D. candidate. Her research background has focused on psycholinguistics, how people make decisions across lifespan, and how to effectively reach targets and present information in impactful ways. She is passionate about using her scientific background from academia in applied settings in order to provide proven results. Her work has included conducting studies and analyzing data involving hundreds of thousands of voters for campaigns and non-profits across the nation, including several studies regarding legislative races.

 

Luna Berhane
Associate Analyst

Luna joined Lake Research Partners in 2015 as an Associate Analyst. Prior to joining LRP, Luna worked as a corporate market research analyst, where she worked primarily with quantitative online studies. Luna made the switch to LRP to be able to work on social and political issues that she feels passionate about.

A Rochester, NY, native, Luna holds a B.S. in Communications and a M.A. in Sociology from St. John’s University.

 

 

Jessica Mejia
Associate Analyst

Jessica Mejia is an Associate Analyst at Lake Research Partners. She has conducted research on behalf of Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local level. Prior to joining LRP, Jessica worked for Benenson Strategy Group in their Washington, D.C. office. Her research portfolio included a variety of international political clients, domestic congressional and gubernatorial campaigns, and national and state issues. Born in Colombia and raised in Miami, Jessica graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs, and from the George Washington University with a Master’s degree in International Affairs.