We are DataScribe Consultants: a social scientist and writer/editor duo. Together, we’ve analyzed and written around issues related to voting rights, voter suppression, and ideas for building a stronger democracy. Megan, the social scientist, brings technical mapping skills and a political geography background that emphasizes the importance of place. Jennifer, the writer/editor, brings a knack for breaking down legal concepts and a compelling voice to civic responsibility and voter empowerment topics.
Dr. Megan Gall holds a PhD in political science and Master's degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS). As a geographer and a social scientist, she uses maps and data to question, explain, and explore social science topics. Her professional and research history includes criminal justice, voting rights and redistricting, demographics, historic narratives, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, and other civil rights based public policy and legal analyses, . Follow her on Twitter, @DocGallJr. See her full qualifications here.
Jennifer Patin brings a skilled voice to nonpartisanship and produces legally acute civic information. She graduated from American University’s School of International Service with a Comparative and International Race Relations concentration. In college she interned with Sister Cities International and created its first Youth & Education Toolkit. She enjoys breaking down complex concepts to create publicly engaging content. Jennifer has penned numerous publications related to voting rights and civic engagement, including several with interactive, multimedia components. She also lived in Bangkok, Thailand, spending three years as a teacher, one year traveling and over three years as a writer/editor. Follow her on Twitter, @JennyPatDC.