Sasha conducts quantitative and qualitative research to support the Center for Presidential Transition. She maintains the Partnership’s political appointee tracker and analyzes data to inform the Center’s recommendations for improving the transition process. Sasha’s experience studying decision-making in U.S. foreign policy inspired her to work on issues of national security. Her favorite public servant is former Secretary of State (and fellow Wellesley College alumna) Madeleine Albright. Sasha admires Secretary Albright’s quick wit, ability to lead with empathy, championship of women’s empowerment, and her unwavering belief in the power of democracy to guide the world towards a better future.