About Us


Rena Cheskis-Gold, Principal

As a consultant to senior policy and decision-makers in the higher education community, Rena Cheskis-Gold provides background data and research for academic, programmatic, and physical planning initiatives, new policy formulation, program assessment, and accreditation. She has worked with the offices of the President, Provost, Dean, housing, admissions, athletics, benefits, academic and alumni affairs, and library at more than twenty-five colleges and universities. She teaches and speaks regularly on many aspects of survey, demographic, and market research. Rena holds degrees in Demographic and Population Studies from the University of Illinois and Brown University.

Alexandra Danahy, Senior Associate

With a background in urban planning and management consulting, Alexandra has strong research, analysis and writing skills as well as knowledge of physical planning. She has managed physical planning projects both for a non-profit in Boston as well as Harvard University. At Harvard, working with the offices of the President, Deans of individual schools, real estate, and benefits, she managed graduate and faculty housing planning initiatives, including graduate and undergraduate housing surveys, focus groups, benchmarking studies, feasibility studies for re-use of buildings, and demand modeling for housing in Harvard’s new Allston campus. Alexandra holds degrees in History, Literature, and Urban Planning from Harvard University.