Brian Aitken

Survey Data Analyst

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness, and truth.”
– Leo Tolstoy


Brian Aitken is a Survey Data Analyst at GG+A, where he serves a key role within the Philanthropic Analytics team. Brian collaborates with survey researchers and consultants to develop custom survey instruments, analyzes responses to client-tailored surveys, and translates findings into client-ready reports and presentations. Brian’s expertise includes survey design, data analysis, and data collection. 

Prior to joining GG+A, Brian worked as a graduate student researcher at the University of California, Davis. In this role, he co-led a group of six international researchers in a Meta-funded study that examined different approaches to misinformation correction strategies on Facebook. Additionally, he led several teams of both graduate and undergraduate researchers on peer-reviewed papers exploring topics such as the effects of protest images on affective polarization, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, and the motivations behind dating app usage among LGBTQ+ individuals.  

Brian holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Relations and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, as well as a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of California, Davis. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the National Communication Association, and the International Communication Association; and he volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America. 


  • University of California, Sata Cruz 
  • Dartmouth College 
  • University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Mount St. Mary’s University 
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • University of San Francisco 
  • University of Toronto 
  • United Service Organizations 
  • Yale Law School 

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