Adam Sonenshein joined FM3 after a decade of working on behalf of non-profit organizations and political candidates in California. Mr. Sonenshein has conducted opinion research and provided strategic advice for dozens of clients including local governments, K-12 school and community college districts, non-profit organizations, business associations, candidates for political office and ballot measure campaigns.
Most recently, Mr. Sonenshein spent eight years with Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), a county-wide non-profit organization, focusing on building public will for expanding access to quality preschool. He was responsible for developing the organization’s public policy, advocacy and community involvement strategies. He also worked closely with elected officials, community leaders, non-profit partners and grassroots stakeholders by directly advocating for public policy changes at the city, school district, county, state and national levels.
In 2013, he was an advisor for the Pat Brown Institute/Cal State LA Los Angeles Public Opinion Poll, providing input on survey design and analysis. Previously, he supported the Los Angeles City Neighborhood Council Review Commission, by conducting a comparative analysis of community input structures around the country, along with other research. And, he served as a consultant for political campaigns, coalitions and public awareness campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Adam Sonenshein received a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University in 1998 and an M.P.P. from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2005 with awards for Outstanding M.P.P. Student of the Year and Outstanding Academic Achievement.