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Rebekah Shaw is an integral member of the firm’s growing research department. She coordinates the research design; procures sampling frames; administers online surveys; manages telephone and online survey fielding; oversees different types of data analysis; and prepares comprehensive research presentations for client positioning and pricing studies. She also plays a vital role in the research design and analysis for studentPOLL, the firm’s national omnibus poll which surveys college-bound high school students about their attitudes and behavior regarding the college search process.

Since joining the firm, Rebekah has worked on a range of studies for a variety of institutions, from independent schools to small liberal arts colleges and research universities, for all levels of education, K-12, undergraduate, and graduate schools. Such schools have benefitted from her keen analytical skills and expertise, including: Phillips Brooks School; Hamilton, Grinnell and Reed colleges; the University of Virginia; and the University of Richmond and its law school, among other clients.

As a first-generation college graduate, Rebekah is sensitive to challenges faced by this population and volunteers in the community to advocate for their needs. Before joining A&S, Rebekah honed her research skills as an undergraduate and as an intern at Polk-Lepson Research Group. At Polk-Lepson, she was involved in research projects ranging from evaluating the success of a performing arts program for children to the development of a database designed to evaluate the success of participants in a county drug court program. At York College, she designed and conducted online research with the campus community and local business leaders as a part of the strategic planning process. There she also served in the office of Alumni relations, assisting with event planning and promotion, alumni record-keeping and website maintenance.


  • B.S. Behavioral Science, York College of Pennsylvania