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.


Jesse Kline
Associate Analyst

Jesse joined Lake Research Partners in 2015. Working primarily with foundations, issue advocacy organizations, and nonprofits, her research covers a wide range of social issues including workplace diversity, domestic violence and sexual assault, women in the military and elected office, education, seniors and aging, and children. Prior to joining LRP, Jesse worked as a paralegal in New York City, as an archives assistant at the Sophia Smith Collection, and as a volunteer on a number of political campaigns in Massachusetts.

A native of New Jersey, Jesse holds a B.A. in Government and English Language and Literature from Smith College.


Corey Teter
Associate Analyst

Corey joined Lake Research Partners in 2015.  His work includes research for political campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, and international projects. Before joining the LRP he worked as a fundraiser for Democratic political candidates. A California native, Corey graduated from the University of La Verne with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Political Communications from American University.


Jacklyn Juetten
Associate Analyst

Jacklyn joined Lake Research Partners in the Berkeley office in the Spring of 2016. Prior to joining LRP, Jacklyn worked for the United Auto Workers, fighting to elect labor friendly candidates to office and magnifying the voices of working families. She is excited to work on local California issues and with national labor allies.

A California native, Jacklyn is happy to be back in the sunny Bay Area.


Olivia Myszkowski
Associate Analyst

Olivia joined Lake Research Partners in 2016, and brings a background in research, strategic communications, and public policy to the LRP team. Her work includes research for political campaigns and issue advocacy organizations. Before joining LRP, Olivia worked as a market research analyst, a strategic communications intern, and a research assistant focused on revitalization efforts in Rust Belt cities.

A proud Minnesota native, Olivia enjoys running alongside bodies of water, eating pasta, and avidly consuming all forms of media. She holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.