Maresa Strano is a policy analyst for the Political Reform program at New America. Strano has a background in U.S. and international politics. She covered statewide elections for Ballotpedia from 2012 to 2015 before going on to pursue a master’s degree in international relations at the University of Surrey. Her graduate research explored the impact of historical analogies on international intervention decisions. Prior to joining New America, Strano worked for local and national campaigns in her hometown of Binghamton, N.Y., and as an editor for a media company in London.
In addition to her M.S. in international relations, Strano holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship by the University of Pittsburgh Honors College. Strano has written for outlets such as Vox, Washington Monthly, and Democracy Journal.