Wasay joined Avalanche Insights in October 2019, bringing research-based expertise in message and issue framing, brand positioning, and campaign advocacy. Since then he has helped to shape Avalanche’s research in electoral politics and climate change. Prior to joining Avalanche, Wasay conducted public affairs research for large technology companies and public narrative research on transitional justice. Outside of work, Wasay fervently seeks out all kinds of sneakers and doughnuts.
An educator, organizer, creative, and policy nerd — brings to Avalanche over a decade of experience helping other humans develop themselves and exploring the power of true stories to make our world fair, for once. Before joining the team, Will directed story and strategy for Vot-ER, a nonprofit that empowers healthcare workers to get their patients and colleagues ready to vote, researched policy for Arena, an organization that convenes, trains, and supports the next generation of Democratic candidates and campaign strategists, and directed content and production for Resistance School, a free online video training platform for political and community organizing.
For nearly eight years, Will worked in high-poverty public charter schools in New York City. He developed teachers, managed lobbying efforts, designed and led “applied civics” and “personalized math” programs, and taught hundreds of 7th graders mathematics. Experienced in both the legislative and executive branches of government and on both state and national campaigns, Will began his career as a field organizer for the 2008 Obama Campaign in Columbus, Ohio, where his turf turned blue for the first time since LBJ.
A native of Manhattan, Will holds an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, an M.A. in Teaching Mathematics from Relay Graduate School of Education, and a A.B. in political science from his beloved Brown University. Will's oldest interest is music — he's released two albums with his band Night School — and his newest is playing tennis.
Background in environmental campaigns, Obama 2012, and progressive advocacy groups. Originally from Arkansas, I've been in DC for over 12 years and at CallHub since December 2021. I love the diverse workplace and open discussion where everyone has a voice.
Anant is a Director of Community Experience with over 9 years of experience in Client Success and Customer Support leadership.
He understands the importance of having an internal advocate for customer needs and is always trying to guide companies into building customer-first organizations. With extensive experience in marketing and media agencies, his focus is on finding value for clients that need measurable returns on their marketing spend.