Alexander Merkert

ANALYST

Prior to joining BSG, Alexander worked as an analyst at a public relations firm where he utilized polling data to inform strategic communications initiatives for political candidates, advocacy groups, and Fortune 500 companies. He conducted survey research that informed messaging priorities for the winning political campaigns of Senators John Hickenlooper and Mark Kelly as well as Congresswomen Abigail Spanberger and Mikie Sherrill. He also worked closely with the Education Trust during the COVID-19 pandemic to examine how differing socioeconomic and demographic factors were impacting parents and children in school relating to remote learning initiatives, with his research findings being featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. 

 

Outside of work, Alexander is passionate about urban design and city planning, and is an accredited member of the Congress for New Urbanism, an organization devoted to creating better, more livable cities. In his spare time he enjoys walking around New York City visiting new developments and parks and discovering new coffee shops along the way.

 

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Alexander loves everything involving the outdoors and sunshine, and his favorite time of the year (surprise, surprise) is summer. He is also an avid traveler, having visited over 30 countries, and is looking forward to visiting many more. 

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Favorite Quote:

“Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards”

Favorite Book & Podcast:
  • War on Peace – Ronan Farrow
  • The Ezra Klein Show