Hi! My name is Evan O’Connell and I work in communications, campaigns and policy. Originally from New York, I grew up in London, Dublin and Brussels, and am a US and French citizen. I am a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, and also studied at Charles University in Prague. I am currently based in Paris and working as a freelance communications and campaign consultant (among other things, managing communications and advocacy for a major UK-based international trade association and providing copywriting and media outreach assistance for political/election campaigns).

I have worked on US election campaigns – most recently as Briefings Director on Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign and Deputy Campaign Manager/Communications Director on Joe Sestak’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination – and also in the private sector, on projects across four continents both in-house (at EY) and at consultancies in Brussels (Aspect Consulting) and Paris (Gootenberg, now Gen-G). However, I’ve also worked in the public sector, as communications officer for the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE, formerly INRA), where I worked on issues around climate-smart agriculture, and also on Capitol Hill.

Politically speaking, I sit squarely on the social democratic center left. I’m a lifelong Democratic voter, and have also been involved with progressive parties in Europe.

For more info on my professional background, please check out my LinkedIn. You can also visit my Twitter feed for more of my thoughts on anything and everything.