Cliff Frasier is a fifth year doctoral student at NYU Wagner, where he studies political organizations and management. His main research interests involve how party systems accommodate niche parties and interest group coalitions in the American states, and he also researches links between partisanship and inequality. Prior to joining NYU Wagner, Cliff worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on issue campaigns and in communications. During the 2009-2010 Healthcare Reform Campaign, he served as SEIU’s coordinator aligning national faith-based organizations to pass healthcare reform. Cliff's past organizational experience encompasses religious, nonprofit, for-profit, public health, and labor organizations. He holds a Masters in Public Administration through the National Urban Fellowship at Baruch College, CUNY, as well as a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University.