After leaving DCS, Pia Nargundkar interned at the Center for American Progress and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee before landing in political polling – first at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, and currently at Anzalone Liszt Grove Research.

As a political pollster, Pia has provided messaging and targeting guidance to Democratic campaigns up and down the ballot, from President to State House, and all across the country, from Hawaii to Virginia. But she is proudest of her work to move public opinion on various progressive issues, including marriage equality, women's health and economic rights, and criminal justice reform.

Pia is incredibly grateful for the 1.5 years she spent at DCS, under the tutelage of Gerry and Colleen Kavanaugh, and the guidance they have provided throughout her career.
I left DCS to go to law school. After I graduated from law school, I clerked for two federal appellate judges -- Judge Bernice Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (in Memphis, Tennessee), and Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (right here in D.C.). I now work for the D.C. office of an international law firm called Goodwin Procter LLP, where I serve as a litigation associate focusing on appellate litigation and consumer financial services law.

I truly enjoyed my time at DCS. Colleen is someone I consider a close friend and mentor, and Gerry is an inspiration. Even as an attorney, I get asked questions about things I learned at DCS (database management, for one), and the invaluable experience and skill set you gain in working with wonderful clients is portable for so many different fields, including the practice of law.
After leaving DCS Erin became a digital officer for the United Nations Foundation where she oversaw online advocacy effects to promote and build support for a a strong U.S.-UN relationship. Additionally she oversaw the UN foundation social media channels and spearheaded social media strategy for the launch of #GivingTueday, Rio+Social and +SocialGood.

In 2013 Erin headed to Tanzania where she worked with two children's rights advocacy organizations - promoting and raising the profile of the rights of children through UNICEF.

Most recently Erin moved to New York City where she serves as the Engagement Manager for USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. In this role Erin is helping to rethink the way we talk about refugees through audience targeting, rebranding, storytelling and building grassroots support in the U.S.

Erin has DCS and CEO Colleen Kavanaugh to thank for much of her success. DCS was Erin's first job out of college and provided her with the necessary skills to navigate Washington, DC and the world beyond.

In September of 2014, Gerry Kavanaugh accepted the role of Senior Vice Chancellor at UMass Dartmouth, where he exercises his talent and experience in strategic management to create a campus and organization that serves and strengthens all of the diverse communities of the Southcoast.

To read more about Gerry's new role, click here.