Adam Chapnik

Position
Research Specialist
Bio/Description

Adam graduated from Vassar College where he majored in Quantitative Political Science and minored in Political Philosophy. As an undergraduate, he worked as a research assistant analyzing social network dynamics among officials within the Chinese government with the goal of understanding how social ties lead to future promotions. He also worked with a group of down-ballot Democratic candidates in southern Minnesota through Bluebonnet Data, leading a group of volunteers examining the rate and causes of ticket-splitting in the region in order to help the candidates target swing voters. As a researcher he is interested in expanding his knowledge of quantitative techniques to discover hidden patterns in displacement, evictions, and inequality. Originally from New England, Adam enjoys backpacking and canoeing, ceramics, and learning how to cook new foods.