Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Anat Shenker-Osorio (MPP ’05)

Founder, ASO Communications

Anat Shenker-Osorio is the author of the acclaimed book Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy. She founded her own firm, ASO Communications, to provide guidance and insights on what to say and how to say it to get effective policy solutions made into life changing laws. As a strategic communications consultant to a host of progressive causes, she has conducted studies on how people reason about policy issues like clean energy, education, economic justice, immigrants and women’s rights. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, Anat partners with leading pollsters such as Lake Research Partners, Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, and GQRR to test responses to different policy prescriptions and narratives.

Anat writes for The AtlanticHuffington PostThe Boston GlobeSalon, the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. Past and present clients include America's Voice, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, AFL-CIO, SEIU, Democracy Alliance, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Centre for Australian Progress and New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.