Kristen Soltis is the Director of Policy Research at The Winston Group, a Washington, D.C.-based strategic consulting and opinion research firm. Soltis is a contributor at The Huffington Post, Pollster.com and The Next Right and has also provided political commentary for The American Spectator, BBC Radio and Ireland's RTE. <br /> <br /> Her research primarily focuses on young voters, political parties, and education policy. She has also been published in the academic journal American Politics Research for her research on campaign finance. Soltis graduated from Johns Hopkins University with her M.A in Government where her thesis work on the Republican Party and young voters received the honor of "Best Thesis in the Area of Democratic Processes." She is a proud Gator, having received her B.A. in political science from the University of Florida. She is also a graduate of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University. <br /> <br /> In her free time, Soltis is the lead singer of DC rock band The Frustrations, a band that has released two EPs and a music video yet unfortunately has not, to date, topped the Billboard charts. Originally from Orlando, FL, Soltis currently resides in Washington, DC.