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David Berman

Senior Associate, Communications and Strategy

The Agenda Project's most recent college graduate, David made the long and perilous journey from the New York University "campus" three blocks south to the Agenda Project headquarters. Having completed coursework in Creative Writing and Zombie Defense (those who mock said coursework have probably never had to defend themselves against the living dead) at Oberlin College, David abandoned the intellectually suffocating cornfields of the Buckeye State for the bright lights of New York University.  At NYU, he studied Politics and Sociology and was an editor of the Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs. When not shaking his fist at his most despised postmodern philosophers, David enjoys taking long walks on the beach, reading science-fiction novels, and fighting to take our democracy back from big corporations.

Hannah Hendler

Senior Associate, Practical Progress Editor

A proud Pacific Northwest native, Hannah first came to New York five years ago to spend her time translating Latin at New York University where she graduated with a BA in History and Classics. Since then, she has worked as a research assistant on numerous book projects and served on the editorial board for the country’s oldest undergraduate historical journal, all while  perfecting her favorite yoga pose: The Bird of Paradise.  Hannah currently runs Practical Progress, the Agenda Project Action Fund’s actually ‘brief’ briefing on the most Important news from the Progressive Movement.

Kathryn DeSimone


Kathryn balances her time promoting the progressive movement as an intern at the Agenda Project and working to complete her B.A. in Economics at New York University. Before joining the Agenda Project, Kathryn was a student in the inaugural class of New York University's satellite campus in Washington, D.C where she interned in the Economic Policy Office at the United States Department of Treasury. After working on numerous congressional campaigns, Kathryn transitioned to legislative work as an intern at the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Kathryn looks forward to working with the Agenda Project to support fair economic policies and practices.

Quin Works


Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Quin truly does “bleed orange” having received a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Religion from Syracuse University in May 2013. Quin was an active campus leader, focusing on fundraising for cancer fighting initiatives, peer guidance, playing women’s rugby and was a proud member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Since graduating she’s worked for the NYC chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where she focused on fundraising teams management and small cultivation events. Now she is a full-time intern for the Agenda Project, and in her spare time enjoys running, checking out live music venues in the five boroughs, and a good Netflix binge.