2012 December 14
Happy Holidays from POTUS, Abigail, Richard & Adelaide
Senior Advisor, Adelaide Kimball with Project Vote Smart's mascots, POTUS and Abigail...
Q & A with Katy Dupre, Research Director
As many of you have already heard, we're making big changes here at Vote Smart for the coming year. Among the new changes, we've named Katy Dupre our new research director. Hannah Stewart of the Development and Communications department did a brief interview with Katy to give you all a chance to get to know her and some of her visions for the department.
What originally got you interested in working at Project Vote Smart?
I started working at Project Vote Smart just after receiving my master's degree in political science from the University of New Orleans. My graduate work centered around the effect that the national televised medium had on political knowledge, at the individual level. The new level of interest and knowledge I gained from my master's work really led me to Vote Smart and it's mission.
What department did you work in before becoming Research Director?
I've worked in various departments – The Political Courage Test, Quality Control and Communications. But my focus has been in the research department since September 2011.
What particular aspect of your new role were you excited to take on?
I'm excited to help strengthen the relationships that we have with our partner organizations that are directly related to the research department, like the National Institute on Money in State Politics and Center for ...