Research Director



Shawn Pasternak joined S-3 after spending two election cycles at the Republican opposition research firm America Rising: first as an analyst in its media-monitoring “war room” during the 2014 midterms and then as a member of its presidential research team during the 2016 election. Prior to joining America Rising in July 2014, Shawn was a researcher at The Georgetown Group.

Shawn graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Communication and a Master’s degree in Political Management.