Oscar Pocasangre is a senior data analyst for the Political Reform program at New America. He holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University, where he focused on comparative politics and quantitative methods. His dissertation explored how long-term criminal violence affected electoral campaigns and voting patterns in Mexico. He has also carried out and published research on vaccine hesitancy and on government transparency efforts.
Pocasangre previously worked for the MIT Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Santiago, Chile as a policy and training analyst. He earned an MPA from Columbia and a BA in economics and psychology from Yale.