Adam Sonenshein came to FM3 Research in 2013, following over a decade of experience working on behalf of non-profit organizations and political candidates in California. He has conducted opinion research and evaluation and provided strategic advice for dozens of clients including candidates running for political office, K-12 school and community college districts, local governments, non-profit organizations, business associations, and ballot measure campaigns.
In 2017, Adam contributed research that guided a countywide community education program for Los Angeles County Measure H which will provide billions of dollars in funding for the L.A. County Homelessness Initiative. His research and strategic guidance also secured the passage of local ballot measures in the cities of Carson, Hawthorne, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.
More broadly, his research has explored attitudes on a range of issues including K-12 and early childhood education, strategies to address poverty, public safety, reducing homelessness, making the political system more transparent and fair, water conservation, and public transportation.
Prior to joining FM3, Adam spent over a decade working on behalf of non-profit organizations and political candidates in California. He spent eight years with Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), a county-wide nonprofit organization which focuses on building public will for expanding access to quality preschool education. He was responsible for developing the organization’s public policy, advocacy, and community involvement strategies. Further, he has served as a consultant for political campaigns, coalitions, and public awareness campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Adam received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tufts University in 1998 and an Master’s of Public Policy (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