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Pew Research Center staff

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Primary researchers
Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research
Katerina Eva Matsa, Associate Director, Journalism Research
Michael Barthel, Senior Researcher
Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist
Elizabeth Grieco, Senior Writer
Galen Stocking, Computational Social Scientist
Elisa Shearer, Research Associate
Nami Sumida, Research Analyst
Arnold Lau, Research Analyst
Mason Walker, Research Assistant
Sophia Fedeli, Research Assistant

Research team
Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research
Courtney Kennedy, Director, Survey Research
Nick Bertoni, Panel Manager
Jeffrey Gottfried, Senior Researcher
José Carreras-Tartak, Intern
Pankhuri Kumar, Google Fellow
Immanuel Adriana Rakshana, Intern

Graphic and digital design
Michael Piccorossi, Director, Digital Strategy
Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital
Peter Bell, Design Director
Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer
Sara Atske, Assistant Digital Producer
Seth Rubenstein, Lead Developer
Benjamin Wormald, Web Developer
Ariana Rodriguez-Gitler, Digital Producer

Communications and publishing
Rachel Weisel, Communications Manager
Hannah Klein, Communications Associate
David Kent, Copy Editor
Calvin Jordan, Communications Associate
Karla Georges, Temporary Communications Assistant
Maria Balzer, Temporary Communications Assistant