Junior Analysts

Simge Tarhan
Junior Analyst

Dr. Simge Tarhan joined Lake Research Partners in 2015. She works with political campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, and non-profits on a wide range of economic and social  issues, including organized labor,  animal welfare, and voter turnout. Prior to joining LRP, Simge worked as a professor of economics and taught classes in political economics and macroeconomics, and she is bringing in her rigorous academic research experience to her new career in public opinion research.

A native of Turkey, Simge holds a B.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is currently working toward a master’s in Political Management at the George Washington University.


Olivia Lenson
Junior Analyst

Bio coming soon...


Claire Redemer
Junior Analyst

Junior Analyst Claire Redemer joined Lake Research Partners in 2015, after interning with the firm the year before. In her role at LRP, Claire works on a variety of issues including women’s rights, healthcare, voting rights, and has worked on a number of local, statewide and federal Democratic campaigns. Prior to joining the team, Claire graduated with a B.A. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and studied abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. Having spent most of her life in Europe, Claire is excited to call the Bay Area her new home.


Corey Teter
Junior 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.


Jesse Kline
Junior 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.