Prior to joining the ZETA communications team, Connor worked as a campaign staffer. As an organizer for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign and then as a regional field director for Amy McGrath’s US Senate campaign, Connor mobilized volunteers and persuaded voters in several states across the country. Connor particularly enjoyed translating complex policy proposals into succinct and compelling talking points, and he successfully built coalitions of supporters across party lines. Connor previously attended the University of Utah and graduated with Bachelors of Science degrees in biology and political science. In his honors thesis in political science, he analyzed various messaging strategies for building a bipartisan consensus in the Utah State Legislature to take action on climate change. Connor additionally served as his university’s student body president, and he worked closely with fellow students, faculty, and administrators to accelerate the university’s push toward carbon neutrality. Connor’s hobbies include swimming, skiing, reading, talking about environmental policy, and adventuring outside.