Liam Glass is a Project Associate at Helena.
Prior to joining Helena, Liam interned at Spotify and for Senator Kamala Harris in her Washington, D.C. office. Liam worked on drafting AG Harris’ debate briefings on water and financial policies and also researched companies working between California and Israel for Senator Harris’ National Security Advisor. Additionally, he worked with Professor Omar Wasow, a Helena Member, to provide research support for his forthcoming book on the dynamics of protest movements in the Civil Rights Era. Liam perused data and designed analytical models to compare the effects of the various actors in setting political agendas.
Liam is excited to continue working with Helena on innovative solutions to progress social justice. He believes that the evolving field of data and machine learning will provide pathways to a better and more equal world. He hopes for a world where the prospects of all children are equal, no matter the environment or economy they are born into. A focus on building a more sustainable world can help inch our society closer toward that goal.
Liam attended Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude with a BA in Politics and a certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning. His studies focused on the political experiences and interests of different social groups in America, such as Jews and women at the intersection of multiple identities, aiming to understand what drives support for specific issues or candidates. He served on the Executive Committee of Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government as Social Chair and was also a member of the Princeton Debate Panel. He helped create the Jewish Leadership Advisory Board at Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life, a group that works to better the experiences of Jewish students from less religious backgrounds. Liam grew up in New York City. He loves to travel, ski, and was a nationally ranked debater and chess player (hobbies he continues to pursue).