Tia joined Tulchin Research as a project associate in May 2016. During her time here, she has helped Democrats win a supermajority in California’s State Assembly in the fall elections while working for the California State Assembly Democratic Caucus. She also worked on several Congressional races for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as well as on projects for the American Civil Liberties Union, Defenders of Wildlife, Equality California, and other environmental and civil rights organizations. Prior to Tulchin Research, Tia graduated from University of California, San Diego, where she majored in international studies and political science, and volunteered in her spare time at the International Rescue Committee. A Bay Area native, Tia lives in Oakland and enjoys picnicking by Lake Merritt, making kombucha, and going to ceramics classes.