Ada Vargas is Democracy Works’s trusty researcher helping keep the systems chugging along with data finds. A Chicagoan at heart, they’ve been involved with elections since they were 16 and have been fascinated by how our democracy runs ever since. Having had their fingers in all sorts of civic engagement pots from grassroots organizing to dancing to Beyoncé all day while registering thousands of voters, Ada is very excited to work with the Democracy Works team on this forward thinking civic adventure. Apart from elections research, Ada also spends copious amounts of time researching and executing vegan recipes. At times they have trouble falling asleep due to anticipation from finding some particularly exciting recipe. Food, travel, and high voter turnout are some of the things closest to their heart.