Back to All Staff Kennedy Teel Associate she/her Kennedy Teel supports the Partnership’s qualitative research and analysis work, including the political appointee tracker. She developed a love for research in college while a J.J. Pickle Fellow, researching decades of Congressional records relating to farewell and tribute speeches in the U.S. Senate. Kennedy also formed a deep appreciation for the fundamentals of representative democracy and civics as a Democracy Coach for Generation Citizen. She is passionate about using independent research to hold officials accountable and strengthen public trust in the government. Kennedy’s favorite public servant is fellow Texan Azie Taylor Morton, the first and only African American to hold the position of Treasurer of the United States.