Charlotte serves as senior researcher for elections and voting at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. A trained political scientist, Charlotte researches how to expand democratic access and equity through public policy. She regularly advises organizations focused on improving election and voting laws and increasing civic participation. Her work has been published in top political science journals including the Journal of Politics and Electoral Studies and featured in media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN.
Before entering academia, Charlotte held senior communications roles for organizations including international advocacy platform Change.org. She recently co-founded Fix Our House, a new campaign for proportional representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, and formerly sat on the boards of national political reform organizations FairVote and RepresentUs.
Charlotte is currently the vice president of the Public Ethics Commission in Oakland, California. She previously served as vice president of the San Francisco Elections Commission, where she helped oversee local election administration.