As a Senior Research Analyst at TargetPoint, Josh specializes in data analytics and Microtargeting. Josh is responsible for building out many of TargetPoint’s key data processes including cleaning and weighting survey data, developing statistical models, developing analytic processes, creating voter universes, producing actionable insights, and incorporating insights into client reports and data visualizations. Josh leverages a variety of technologies including Alteryx, SQL, and SPSS to analyze data and optimize TargetPoint’s processes.
Prior to his work at TargetPoint, Josh was a Research Assistant at Utah State University and Brigham Young University where he helped plan and orchestrate the 2016 and 2014 Utah Colleges Exit Polls. In 2016, he managed the poll’s early voter phone center and improved its response rate by 9 percentage points over the 2014 cycle. Josh was awarded first place in the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) student paper competition, along with a fellow student, for their research on minimum wage opinion. Josh first lived in DC while interning for Senator Mike Lee.
Josh graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Computer Science. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia and enjoys hiking, camping, snow skiing, and other outdoor activities. He volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster with a BSA local scout troop. He and his wife Clarissa enjoy cooking, playing board games, and playing Nintendo games together.