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Mayesha Quasem

Research Assistant, Voter Study Group

Mayesha Quasem is the Research Assistant for the Voter Study Group at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Mayesha supports the Voter Study Group in its goal to help policymakers and thought leaders better understand the evolving views of American voters by contributing to data analysis and publications of the group’s findings.​

Prior to joining Democracy Fund, Mayesha focused on supporting developing democracies in South and Southeast Asia, as well as community-based advocacy efforts for marginalized communities in the United States and Malaysia. She continues to elevate the work of early-career researchers, after serving as an editor at the Journal of International Service and the St. Antony’s International Review.

Mayesha holds an M.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford, an M.A. in international affairs from American University, and a B.A. in biology from Binghamton University.