Chandler graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering during the heat of the 2020 election cycle. He then joined Cygnal as a Sampling Intern and enjoyed seeing how our work was helping republican candidates across the country. His love of politics outweighed his interest in engineering, but he learned that a few engineering principles could be applied to the job to make it more efficient. That mindset and ability to move through projects quickly, gave him the nickname "The Machine" from some of his co-workers. Chandler rejoined the team in the beginning of 2022 as a Sampling Coordinator and he continues to pump out projects.
What was your first job?
I started working as an umpire when I was 14. I loved making the right call in big moments. My biggest takeaway for my career was learning to grow out of my comfort zone and be firm in my decisions.
Who is someone you admire?
Ben Shapiro. That guy will stop at nothing to spread his conservative message, despite all the criticism he continues to face. Most importantly though, he backs up his arguments with facts that are difficult to dispute, as evidenced by his undefeated debate record (if there was a debate record).
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...
Own your outcomes. Life is about making mistakes and getting back up to get better. Being true to yourself and others is key.
What motivated you to select this career path?
The 2016 presidential race was fascinating to me. I was a senior in high school at the time so I got to hear the opinions of all my classmates, but I wanted to hear the opinions of the country. Polling allows me to do just that.