Carina Kaplan is an Analyst at GQR, focused on the intersection of public opinion and social listening research. Carina works with hundreds of advocacy groups to train key progressive players on inoculating themselves and voters against mis/disinformation and online propaganda. Her insights on digital organizing strategies have been featured in Campaigns and Elections, specifically coining the strategies “know your online turf” and “gaining a home-field advantage.” In 2020, Kaplan advised the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC on digital strategy and rapid response in the face of relentless online mis/disinformation. She also has experience consulting abroad, including in Central Europe. Prior to joining GQR, Carina was an organizer for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential primary in New Hampshire and has experience at domestic and international non-profits and advocacy groups.
She has a BA in Political Science and International Studies with a focus on political and economic development in the Middle East from Northwestern University. Almost every Sunday morning, you can find her waking up early to watch Formula 1 races.