Lynn Vavreck is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 1998. In addition to UCLA, Dr. Vavreck has worked at the White House, Dartmouth College, and Princeton University. Her research focuses on the effects of political campaigns. She is the co-author, with John Sides, of The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election.