Our Congressional Coverage Team

Jeff Macleod, Senior Analyst Tuesday May 27th 2014

VoteTocracy uses a Washington DC based team of analysts assigned by Committee to cover bills.  Here are briefs on each current member. 

Erin Carson - Lead Analyst

Erin Carson is a policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. with a focus on program evaluation and legislative and regulatory analysis. She currently provides policy analysis for the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) – a non-profit, nonpartisan research and policy group evaluating teacher policies at the federal, state and local level. She is also the senior policy advisor for Energy Solutions Forum (ESF) – an energy policy research firm that supports investment decisions across the energy industry.  Prior to her consulting work, Erin was an analyst and senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office – a nonpartisan investigative agency that reports to Congress – where she worked on a diverse portfolio of energy, defense, and international affairs audits. Erin holds a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in International and Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver, where she was a Governor Lamm Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Colorado. In her spare time, Erin is usually chasing her children, whom she is exhorting to become good public citizens, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Allison Glatfelter - Senior Analyst

Allison Glatfelter is a politico with over 10 years of experience. Allison is bringing her political work experience including: campaign work, polling and advocacy to her work at VoteTocracy.  She has a significant experience writing about current topics facing Congress today. She has worked for non-profits and in corporate America, Democrats and Republicans. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Jasminee Persaud - Senior Analyst

Jasminee Persaud brings over a decade of experience in economic policy and research working with private, public and non-profit organizations in both domestic and international settings. She has worked independently with Global Freedom Center to provide research and strategic direction and Oxfam America to develop new research areas. Prior to her consulting work, Jasminee was a Senior Analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) where she worked on issues related to international affairs, financial markets and community development. Prior to GAO, Jasminee managed both domestic and international projects, including leading confidential benchmarking studies for The Conference Board, conducting macroeconomic research and analysis for The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in Bolivia. Jasminee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Barnard College and a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.