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