About 20/20 Vision

20/20 Vision is an economic policy research and advocacy firm participating in the national economic policy making process. We work with legislators, academics, public interest groups, and progressive organizations via engagement in economic policy legislative and political projects with a principal focus on fiscal and financial policy.

Staff

Dana Chasin, Principal

Dana served as policy advisor to Hillary for America for fiscal and financial policy issues. He has previously worked for U.S. Senators Mark Dayton, Jon Tester, and Tim Johnson covering these same issues.

Chasin was a Legislative and Policy Liaison for Americans for Financial Reform during the Dodd–Frank negotiations and a Senior Advisor in the Federal Fiscal Policy group at OMB Watch.

He has a professional background in law and banking, having served as an Associate in the Labor Department of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, and as Vice President in the global project finance team at the international investment bank Société Générale.

Chasin holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College, where he majored in Philosophy and Political Science, a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Morgan Nemec, Chief of Staff

Morgan Nemec is the Chief of Staff at 20/20 Vision. She graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2019, earning bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Journalism.

During her time at UGA, Morgan volunteered for various campaigns in Georgia, including Stacey Abrams for Governor and Jon Ossoff for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

Julia Larkin, Project and Editorial Assistant

Julia Larkin is the Project and Editorial Assitant at 20/20 Vision. She has a BA in Political Science from American University and is in the process of obtaining her Masters in Public Administration from AU as well. During her time at AU, Julia served as AU’s College Democrats Chapter President and served as College Democrats of America’s Programming Director for the 2020 year.

During her time at AU, Julia worked on the Hill twice – once for Congressman Max Rose and once for the House Democratic Caucus. She also worked with the Democratic National Committee as an intern for the Political Operations Department during the 2020 election. She had the opportunity to work with coalition groups to get President Joe Biden elected and then served on the Presidential Inaugural Committee in the Scheduling and Advance Department.

Zachary Tashman, Economic Policy Analyst

Zachary Tashman is an Economic Policy Analyst at 20/20 Vision. Zachary graduated from American University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. During his time at AU, Zachary interned in two Senate offices and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Prior to joining 20/20 Vision, Zachary served as the federal policy associate for the National Human Services Assembly, where he developed content focused on increasing collective well-being.

Alex Fredman, Economic Policy Analyst

Alex Fredman is an Economic Policy Analyst at 20/20 Vision. Alex graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and History. While at Dartmouth, he worked for his school’s student newspaper as a reporter and editor. 

Prior to joining 20/20 Vision, Alex completed internships at the Brookings Institution, a U.S. Senate office, and a Senate campaign. He also worked on a U.S. House campaign in Fall 2020.

Emma Lyons, Democracy Reform Policy Analyst

Emma Lyons is a Democracy Reform Policy Analyst at 20/20 Vision. Emma graduated from George Mason University, earning Bachelor’s Degrees in Government and History. During her time at GMU, she interned at a fin-tech company, a historic records center, and a congressional office.

Eric Perless, Economic Policy Analyst

Eric Perless is an Economic Policy Analyst at 20/20 Vision. Eric graduated from American University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. He also has a Master’s Degree in Economics.

While at American University, he interned with the Senate Finance Committee, End Citizens United and was involved with the Roosevelt Policy Network. Prior to joining 20/20 Vision, Eric worked on a State House campaign in Western North Carolina.

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