Junior Analysts


Cornelia Treptow
Junior Analyst

Cornelia Treptow is a junior analyst having joined Lake Research Partners in 2010. In this role, Cornelia works with campaigns, non-profits and foundations, and has conducted research on a range of issues including animal rights, voter outreach, campaign finance and immigration. Previously Cornelia served as the Logistics Assistant to Celinda Lake. Before joining LRP, she interned at the Financial Times and spent a gap year working at the House of Commons in Great Britain.

A native of London, England, Cornelia speaks French and German. She holds a B.A. in Government and Economics from Smith College and a Five College Certificate in International Relations. While at Smith, she also served as President of the Smith College Debate Society. In her spare time, Cornelia is an officer for the StreetWise Partners training program. 


Matt Ogren
Junior Analyst

Matt Ogren joined Lake Research Partners in 2011. His work as an analyst includes research and strategy for Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local level, progressive organizations, and non-profit groups. Before joining LRP he worked with Media Matters for America, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center. 

A Virginia native, Matt graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science. As the son of two United Methodist ministers, Matt is thrilled to work for candidates and causes committed to social justice and equal rights. 


Liesl Newton
Junior Analyst

Junior Analyst Liesl Newton joined Lake Research Partners in 2013. At LRP, she has conducted research on a variety of issues including healthcare, immigration, and education and done work supporting Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local level. Prior to joining LRP, Liesl taught high school Social Studies in rural Arkansas through Teach for America, worked on a variety of political campaigns, and, in college, served as a research assistant to Professor David Gergen. A San Francisco native, Liesl graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Social Studies. She is now happy to be home in the Bay Area. 


Luke Harville
Junior Analyst

Luke Harville joined Lake Research Partners in 2013 as a Junior Analyst. In his role at LRP, Luke works with campaigns and non-profits on a wide range of progressive issues including LGBT equality, animal rights, and voter turnout. Before joining the firm, he worked in the district office of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.

A proud Texan, Luke graduated with a B.S. in Strategic Communication and Political Science from Texas Christian University. 


Matt McDermott
Junior Analyst

Matt McDermott joined Lake Research as Field Director in 2013. Prior to joining LRP, Matt was an Account Associate with Mammen Group, managing the production of coordinated mail programs during the 2012 election. Through his experience, he has developed an extensive background in issue advocacy and digital communications. His previous experience includes time at DCS Congressional, executing constituency outreach programs through email and social media development, at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as an organizer for Outdoor Nation in partnership with the Presidents American Great Outdoors Initiative. A Rhode Island native, Matt graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from the George Washington University and studied abroad at the London School of Economics.