By Jake Wagman

Hannah comes to Shield after working for five years as a historical researcher. She has provided research assistance for a wide variety of projects including a podcast, numerous National Park Service materials, scholarly journal articles, and several books. A lifelong Midwesterner and proud Hoosier, she has a PhD from Indiana University Bloomington, and lives in central Indiana with her husband and a very vocal cat. In her spare time, she continues the search for the perfect chocolate chip

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By Jake Wagman

Before joining Shield Research, Sarah Truckey worked as a writer, editor, photographer, and consultant in the media industry, collaborating with clients on an array of deliverables, including magazines, scripts, websites, billboards, and marketing campaigns. At Shield, she focuses on both political and non-political projects, using a unique approach honed by her background in journalism, advertising, and content strategy. Truckey holds a B.A. in Media Communications, with an emphasis in Media Literacy, from Webster University (St. Louis,

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By Jake Wagman

Jake Wagman founded Shield Research after covering state and local government as a newspaper reporter for eleven years, first in the Philadelphia area and then in St. Louis. Jake grew up in South Florida, starting his journalism career in high school at the Miami Herald's South Beach office. When not helping Democrats and progressive organizations hold their opposition accountable, Jake enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals take on their opposition, and spending time with his

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