Stefan Martinez-Ruiz works at CEIR as Senior Research Associate, with a focus on data analysis. Stefan has over six years of experience across academia, advocacy, and non-profit organizations producing and interpreting data, social science research, and public policy reports. Having worked with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, Stefan is excited to leverage his substantive and technical knowledge to empower officials and the public with the knowledge needed to support democracy through free and fair elections.
Before his time at CEIR, Stefan worked as Data and Evaluation Manager at the Policing Alternatives Diversion Initiative. There, he led reporting and database management efforts to divert individuals exposed to the criminal justice system towards housing, substance use treatment, and case management services. Prior to this, Stefan collaborated with the refugee resettlement agency New American Pathways on voter registration efforts, in addition to collaborating on voting rights advocacy at Common Cause, and analyzing the effects of redistricting on 2022 electoral outcomes with Climate Cabinet Action.
Stefan holds graduate degrees in political science from Duke University and Georgia State University, specializing in political economy, race and ethnicity politics, and international and comparative politics. Stefan also holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science with a minor in Mathematics.