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Kristen Soltis Anderson

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  • Political Pollster, Author & ABC News Contributor

November 16, 2017   |   7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 130

The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)

Anderson examines hot-topic trends and how they influence the way youth, women, and minorities approach modern decision making, from their purchases to their politics. Blending observations from focus groups, personal stories, and polling results, the pollster offers key insights into the changing nature of American politics and business. She introduces audiences to tech-savvy political consultants and shows you how these hip young pollsters and consultants are using data mining and social media to transform electoral politics and business practices.

About Kristen Soltis Anderson

Kristen Soltis Anderson is author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up). She is a pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights, a research and analytics firm. She was one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 Changing the World” and has been featured as one of ELLE’s 2016 “Most Compelling Women in Washington.”

Anderson is an ABC News political contributor, columnist at The Washington Examiner, and is the co-host of The Pollsters, a bipartisan weekly podcast. She regularly appears on programs such as Morning Joe, Fox News Sunday, Real Time With Bill Maher and more.

In 2014, Anderson was a Resident Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. Her research on millennial attitudes has been featured in The New York Times Magazine and she regularly speaks to audiences of corporate leaders and public officials about how to reach the millennial generation.

Prior to launching Echelon Insights, Anderson was Vice President of The Winston Group, a Republican polling firm. She received her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.

Originally from Orlando, FL, Anderson now lives in Washington, DC with her husband Chris.

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  • UW Graduate School
  • UW Alumni Association