Peyton DeNiro, MPA

Peyton DeNiro is a Social Science Research Analyst at 2M Research. Mr. DeNiro supports 2M’s contract work through giving client presentations, producing technical reports, developing statistics programs, creating complex longitudinal datasets, conducting statistical and spatial analyses, developing survey instruments, and analyzing qualitative data using computer-assisted qualitative analysis software. He has worked on projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has been a named author on several published articles, including an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Behavior. His background includes extensive training in econometrics, policy analysis, program evaluation, and GIS. Before joining 2M, Mr. DeNiro was a Graduate Assistant Researcher for the Institute of Science, Technology, and Public Policy (ISTPP) at Texas A&M University where he conducted complex statistical analyses on a nationally representative public opinion survey aimed at measuring the public’s awareness of the water-energy-food nexus. His work at ISTPP contributed to him becoming the inaugural recipient of the Vedlitz Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Policy Studies, given to one graduating student from the Bush School of Government & Public Service each year. As a Social Science Research Assistant at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Mr. DeNiro was a named author on a published CRS Report on agricultural water use in the United States that was distributed to members of the United States Congress. He earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy Analysis from the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2016, and received bachelor degrees in Journalism and American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011.

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