Kao joined TargetSmart in the summer of 2015 and works closely with clients to provide them with their data needs for polling, targeting and other data-driven goals. Kao and his team can quickly access and analyze the vast amount of information to give the lay of the land to clients and organizations.
Prior to joining TargetSmart, Kao worked at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, focusing on research and special projects and later for the Pew Charitable Trusts as Research Associate where he discovered his passion for data analysis and its applications to politics and policy.
Originally from Champaign, Ill., Kao is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a MIPA from the La Follette School of Public Affairs. He and his wife live in Alexandria, VA.