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Senate Research Staff and Policy Responsibilities

Appropriations, Interstate Cooperation, Rules

Angie Fiese, Deputy Director
B.A., Georgia Institute of Technology; J.D., Georgia State University
Education & Youth, Natural Resources and the Environment

Alexander Azarian, Principal Policy Analyst
B.A., Rhode Island College; M.A., Providence College
Insurance & Labor, State and Local Governmental Operations, State Institutions and Property,
Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security


Emily Fisher, Principal Policy Analyst - Special Projects Coordinator
B.A., State University of New York College at Cortland; J.D., University of Alabama
Ethics, Reapportionment & Redistricting, Regulated Industries and Utilities


Brad Vaughan, Principal Policy Analyst
B.A., University of Tennessee; J.D., M.B.A., University of Tennessee
Banking & Financial Institutions, Judiciary, Judiciary Non-civil, Public Safety

John Culverhouse, Senior Policy Analyst
B.A., Kennesaw State University
Economic Development, Finance, Science and Technology

Satyn Nishon Geary, Senior Policy Analyst
B.A., Elizabethtown College; M.B.A., Kennesaw State University
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Government Oversight, Higher Education,
Transportation, Urban Affairs


Elizabeth Holcomb, Senior Policy Analyst
B.S., University of Georgia; M.P.H., University of Georgia; J.D., Case Western Reserve University
Health and Human Services, Special Judiciary

Lisha Thompson, Office Manager