Grace joined Jones Mandel in 2022 after graduating from the George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs. Grace's interest in politics was sparked by the growing environmental movement to combat climate change. Before joining the field of political research, Grace interned at enviornmental organizations and worked to advance environmental research and education. Since starting at Jones Mandel, Grace has worked on local, mayoral and gubernatorial campaigns in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Originally from Georgia, Grace currently lives in New York and enjoys reading, listening to music and going for walks in her free time.
Lillian first got involved in politics in elementary school when she volunteered to help get out the vote for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. After graduating from Haverford College with a degree in Political Science, she worked as a paralegal at Kirkland & Ellis before returning to her passion for progressive politics. Lillian spent the 2022 campaign cycle at Wildfire Mail and joined Jones Mandel in 2023. She currently lives in northern Virginia, and she spends her free time trying new recipes and hosting board game nights with her friends.
Ethan joined Jones Mandel in 2024. He is originally from north Georgia and moved to DC after graduating from Georgetown University with a BA in Government. Ethan previously served as a legislative researcher for public sector unions and worked on the government affairs team for a nonprofit organization. He is also a part-time debate coach and works with students at both the high school and undergraduate level. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, traveling, and exploring Arlington’s running trails.
Taylor's earliest memory of politics dates all the way back to 2008, when she got in trouble with her 5th grade teacher for talking too much about the presidential election in class and telling the other kids she thought Obama "seemed nice." Since then, she hasn't looked back. After starting at Jones Mandel in 2020, Taylor has worked on mayoral, gubernatorial, House and Senate campaigns across the country, including working on key races in Illinois, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland and Oklahoma during the 2022 election cycle. While North Carolina and her beloved Canes will always be home, she now lives in Brooklyn and loves to play video games or Dungeons and Dragons with her friends in her free time.
Henry started working in politics on Jay Gonzalez's campaign for governor of Massachusetts. He later joined the Jones Mandel team to conduct research that would help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. In his two cycles with Jones Mandel, Henry has supported gubernatorial and Senate campaigns in Missouri, Wisconsin and Vermont, among other states. He also has substantial experience managing FOIA and state public record programs on Republican candidates nationwide. Henry originally hails from Massachusetts and currently lives in DC.
Ian is a highly sought-after research strategist who works with Democratic candidates and private sector clients. He has advised campaigns in 40 states, helping elect dozens of candidates, including over 20 U.S. senators and governors. Ian is also the longtime research consultant for the Democratic National Committee, overseeing the Democratic Party’s public record research. His private sector clients range from publicly-traded automobile companies, to health care companies, to private investors. Ian got his start in the research department at EMILY’s List and did a stint on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide and press secretary. He is a die hard fan of the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals, the four-time Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, and the ever-frustrating New York Knicks. Ian lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and spends his spare with his wife trying to keep up with their three young children.
Olivia graduated with a Master's in Public Affairs From The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in domestic legislative strategy. Since her first democratic campaign in 2017, Olivia has worked in finance, policy, and management roles for campaigns in California, Florida, Indiana, and Illinois. She joined Jones Mandel in 2022 and has continued supporting Democrats at all levels through self and opposition research. In her spare time, Olivia likes to travel and spend time with friends.
Ellen joined the Jones Mandel team as a Fellow in 2024. Originally from Milwaukee, she received her MA and BA in International Studies (Human Rights & International Law) from Indiana University, with minors in International Education, Spanish, and Music (Viola). In her past roles, Ellen has researched education policy, translated legal documents, written anything and everything, and taught classes about human rights, the legal system, and DEI. Over time, she has focused on criminal justice, education, race, and genocide, but always returns to gender and reproductive justice as a central topic. In her free time, she listens to political and comedy podcasts, watches video essays on religion and queerness, plays video games with friends, and impulsively adds more languages to her Duolingo app.