Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
As Executive Director, Avi Green takes operational responsibility for furthering the Scholars Strategy Network’s mission dedicated to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy.
Avi Green is an organizer and trainer who helps researchers develop and use relationship-building, collaboration, and communications skills to increase the impact of their research on policy. He has helped researchers develop reciprocal relationships with government officials and policymakers on both sides of the aisle in many states. As an editor and communications strategist, he has also helped scholars bring attention to their research in dozens of venues ranging from The New York Times to Fox News.
Before coming to the Scholars Strategy Network in 2013, Avi served as Executive Director of MassVOTE, an nonpartisan organization devoted to reducing racial disparities in voting and civic participation in Massachusetts. As part of the 2010 redistricting process, Avi led a nonpartisan coalition that led to a bipartisan, nearly unanimous vote for new district maps that vastly increased the number of majority-minority districts. He led the drive behind the Massachusetts Elections Modernization Act of 2014. Avi studied at Columbia University (BA Religion and Mathematics) and Harvard University (Masters in Public Policy).
Avi has run six marathons, taught vinyasa yoga, and served as a NPR commentator and a pre-kindergarten teaching assistant, but his favorite activity is trying to keep up with his five-year old daughter, especially on skis.