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Keith Nielsen is a Research Analyst with Axis Research, specializing in statistical analysis and data interpretation. He brings an engineering background to his analytical work at Axis, giving structure to large, chaotic datasets. He loves exploring the intricacies of new and unique datasets and finding novel ways to apply rigorous data science. Keith also has a natural ability to organize disparate qualitative feedback into meaningful findings for deeper insights.
Prior to joining Axis, he worked as a patent examiner at the Patent and Trademark Office, as well as interning at a deep-sea robotics company. Keith grew up in northern New Jersey and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont.
Natalie is a Junior Research Analyst at Axis Research, specializing in survey design, analysis, and presentation. She brings her enthusiasm for data and helps to present it in a meaningful and easy-to-digest format, to Axis and Axis’ clients. Through rigorous statistical analysis and careful evaluation of findings and trends, Natalie helps to communicate big data into actionable solutions. As someone with a natural curiosity and a desire to keep learning, she approaches every client with a true eagerness to solve problems and drive success.
Prior to joining Axis, Natalie gained exposure to a variety of research methodologies through her tenure as Senior Development Associate at Hanover Research, where she uncovered key challenges in the higher education space, initiated targeted outreach to a territory of over 500 accounts, and presented custom research solutions to higher education executives. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Violin Performance.
Blake Moore is a Data Scientist with Axis Research and is responsible for database management, modeling and data analysis, and data presentation. In his time with Axis, joining the firm in its first full year of operation, Blake has modeled national and statewide voter files, developed actionable analysis for both corporate and political clients, and managed daily survey tracking. Blake believes in bringing precision, structure, and accuracy to every project to ensure the cleanest and most useful data possible, and he works on expanding his data analysis skill set to maintain a wide variety of methods to provide insight for clients.
Before joining Axis, Blake worked in campaigns on the local level, interning at campaign offices in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to recruit voters. In addition, he interned at the House Committee on Homeland Security, where he got a first-hand look at the public policy process.
Blake graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary in 2014 with degrees in Government and History, bringing a background in social science to his research at Axis. He likes to spend his free time creating, whether through cooking, baking, or sculpting.
Axis Research’s founding principal, Brenda Gianiny, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of public opinion research with two decades of experience honed at the highest levels of corporate America and Republican political campaigns. Using her background, experience, and degree in mathematics, Brenda has worked with a wide range of both political and corporate clients to help them achieve success.
Known for maintaining strict client and data confidentiality, Brenda provides data-driven strategies to campaigns ranging from presidential and the U.S. Senate, to local races for state legislative office and mayor. Brenda served as the primary polling contact for the George W. Bush White House and the Bush-Cheney `04 re-election campaign, and also has over twenty years of experience in public policy direction and corporate market insight helping Fortune 100 companies like Walmart, Anheuser-Busch and ExxonMobil chart success.
Whether it’s a local ballot initiative or campaigning for the highest office in the land, Brenda brings the same motivation and enthusiasm to each fight. She is not “just another vendor,” providing numbers and charts; she partners with clients as an integrated member of their team, delivering the research and insights that drive client success.