Kyle Yoder

Kyle Yoder joined CEIR in January 2022 as Senior Research Associate, with a focus on policy. An organizer-turned-policy researcher, Kyle has spent his career working alongside officials and communities to advance evidence-based policy and people-centered practices. His current research interests include using community-engaged methods and human-centered design to improve election efficiency, integrity, and access.

Prior to joining CEIR, Kyle worked with a grassroots voting rights organization to analyze policy ideas and develop strategies to increase voter access and participation. He also published a research-based toolkit for nonprofit leaders working to advance equity and inclusion in their organizational decision-making. Before making the jump to public policy, Kyle worked as a theater artist and educator in New York City.

Kyle holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor’s in cognitive science and behavioral economics from Yale. Outside of work, he enjoys telling stories, hiking, and playing overly-complicated board games.