Jewish Voters Coalition Director
Matt Knee is a doctoral candidate in political science at Yale University specializing in campaigns and elections, ethnic voting patterns, public opinion, and quantitative and experimental approaches to political science. Matt has written papers and conducted studies on the Jewish vote, the Hispanic vote, apportionment rules, voter registration laws, canvassing, religious-minority voting in comparative context, policy implementation and other topics. Matt graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where he wrote his honors thesis on international public opinion regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Matt has since earned a Master's in political science and a Master's of Philosophy in Political Science from Yale University, and he has acquired field certifications in American politics, political psychology, comparative politics and quantitative methods.
While Matt only recently returned to California, he was previously chairman of the UCLA chapter of College Republicans, vice president of the Jewish Student Union at UCLA, Political Affairs Director of UCLA's American Israel Public Affairs Committee Cadre and was active in student government. He also served as political director for Steven Ly for Rosemead, and he interned at the Republican Jewish Coalition, the Heritage Foundation and the Office of Governor Schwarzenegger.
Matt also has experience in grassroots politics and political campaigns, and he can apply innovative quantitative methods and academic literature to evaluating and steering campaign efforts.