Partners

Founding Partner

Paul Goodwin

A political pollster for more than 20 years, Paul Goodwin has particular expertise in public opinion research for political campaigns and public policy issues. He has conducted research and provided strategic campaign advice to dozens of candidates running for federal, state and local office across the nation. In addition, Mr. Goodwin has special expertise in ballot initiative and referendum campaigns. Mr. Goodwin’s public policy expertise includes issues such as taxes, health care, education, the environment, traffic and congestion and economic development. More >

Founding Partner

Amy Simon

A founding partner at Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, Amy Simon brings three decades of political experience to her work as a pollster and communications strategist. She conducts public opinion research on a variety of public policy issues. Her clients include state and local government, nonprofits, foundations, labor unions, and both political and candidate committees. She has worked on candidate, ballot measure and public education campaigns at the federal, state and local level in over 40 U.S. states, as well as internationally. More >

Team

Senior Research Director

John Whaley, PhD

John Whaley joined Goodwin Simon Strategic Research as Senior Research Director after serving as Vice President at Peter D. Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. and California. More >

Research Analyst

Naser Javaid

As a Research Analyst at GSSR, Naser Javaid brings extensive experience working in the political and education fields. More >

Research Analyst

Dorcas Omowole

Dorcas Omowole graduated from the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame with a Masters of Global Affairs with a concentration in sustainable development.  More >

Research Analyst

Christa Reid

Christa Reid graduated from Boston College with dual degrees in Chemistry and Economics. While in pursuit of her degrees, she researched the effects that generic drugs have on prescription drug prices while entering into the pharmaceutical market. She’s also assisted in quantitative research regarding the economics of inequality and how it translates to educational systems, life expectancies, and recidivism rates. More >

Research Analyst

Angelica DeGaetano

Angelica joins GSSR after years working in the non-profit sector in the United States and internationally. Her research background ranges from human rights issues in Latin America to the use of digital evidence in international criminal prosecutions. More >

Research Analyst

Elizabeth Glover

Elizabeth Glover joined Goodwin Simon Strategic Research after working as a communications specialist at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a million-member grassroots organization that trains and supports candidates at the state, local, and federal levels. More >

Justin Adams

Justin Adams is deeply passionate about social justice issues and has supported work on a range of progressive issues, campaigns, and organizations over the past 15 years. Most recently, he co-founded Happy Adams B.V., a Netherlands-based communications firm that provides freelance communication services to nonprofit organizations worldwide.

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Office Manager

Josh May

Josh May is responsible for managing operations for Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, including finance, H.R., contracting, scheduling, and logistics support for research projects.  More >