Curt Marx is a Research Associate at Rodriguez Strategies
Curt handles research and analysis for Rodriguez Strategies. As the importance of data analytics continues to grow in public affairs, Curt oversees the implementation of new statistical procedures and data modeling techniques to help inform strategic decision-making for campaigns. He has expertise transforming, manipulating, and visualizing survey data to uncover key demographic and geographic insights to clients.
Curt’s experience working with data reaches back over a decade. As a research assistant at the University of Minnesota, he worked in two experimental laboratories studying social perception and health behavior. He also worked in the rapidly expanding Regtech sector as a research analyst, where he programmed in-house software to statistically examine pay equity in the workforce and track regulatory compliance to the Affordable Care Act for companies located throughout the United States.
Curt lived in Minneapolis for six years studying and working in the field of psychology before moving overseas to South Korea, where he worked as an English language teacher in Jeonju and Seoul for three years. He also worked in Tokyo, Japan for two years as a personal tutor for international students and as a business-English instructor.
Curt has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in sociology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and wrote his thesis examining trust perception in subjects diagnosed with schizophrenia. He has a Master of Arts in international relations from Waseda University (早稲田大学), where he analyzed how soft power and trust affect public opinion internationally. Curt has lived in central Los Angeles with his wife since returning to the United States in 2018.