Huffington Post’s Senior Polling Director, Mark Blumenthal, announced today that Marist analyst Natalie Jackson has been hired as HuffPost’s Senior Data Scientist.
“Natalie’s full-time presence on the Pollster team will help us to improve and expand HuffPost’s polling aggregation and modeling,” Blumenthal said. “At a time when statistical models used to forecast elections have gained great prominence, she will help Pollster leverage our unique knowledge of and experience with pre-election polls.”
Jackson has a PhD in statistical methods from the University of Oklahoma and, prior to joining Marist, she did post-doctoral work at Duke University. Her first day is May 12.