Our Team

Research Director Brancen Gregory

Brancen Gregory joined OK Policy as a Justice Data Analyst in March 2021 and they were named Research Director in November 2022. Raised in Tulsa, they graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, minoring in Philosophy and Religious Studies. After graduating, they worked as a Clinical Data Analyst for the Muskogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health. Brancen has also spent time freelancing as a graphic designer, web developer, and analyst. In all their endeavors, they strive to bring an interdisciplinary and analytic perspective. Contact Brancen

Senior Data Analyst Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell joined the Oklahoma Policy Institute in March 2021. Born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Andrew moved to Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master’s in Public Administration in 2021. He has worked in many roles within the field of social science and public policy, including public opinion polling and research on probabilistic risk communication at the OU Center for Risk and Crisis Management. Since joining OK Policy, his work has focused on data related to the Oklahoma County District Court, the Oklahoma County Detention Center, as well as other data sets in the criminal legal system. Andrew is also involved in developing OK Policy’s research tools and data management operations. Contact Andrew

Data Analyst Anthony Flores

Anthony Flores joined OK Policy as a Data Analyst in March 2023. He graduated in his home state of Oklahoma with a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, he researched the impact of child benefits, including their effect on improving child poverty, economic growth, and carceral outcomes. His experience in supporting his family after the deportation of his father informs his research and allows him to empathize with those experiencing our criminal justice system’s financial and emotional consequences. Anthony works to contribute to reform so future Oklahomans may participate in a criminal justice system based on principles of restorative and rehabilitative justice. Outside work, he loves learning more about our world and people’s experiences, playing piano, and creating art. Contact Anthony

Data Analyst Ashley Harvey

Ashley Harvey joined OK Policy as the justice data analyst for Open Justice Oklahoma in September 2018. A native Oklahoman, she received her B.S. and M.S. from Oklahoma State University-Tulsa in Human Development and Family Science. She previously worked as a research assistant for OSU’s Center for Family Resilience evaluating various community and grant funded projects. As an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, she developed and implemented a family strengthening initiative within Tulsa County Juvenile Detention Center. Ashley is an alumna of OK Policy’s 2017 Summer Policy Institute. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from OSU, where her research interests include family and community impacts of the justice system. She lives in the Tulsa area with her two children. Contact Ashley

Data Analyst Polina Rozhkova

Polina Rozhkova joined OK Policy as a Data Analyst in March 2023. She graduated with a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago in June with a concentration in programming and data analysis. As an undergraduate, she majored in Mathematical Economics at Gettysburg College. Prior to joining OK Policy, she conducted data analysis work for Live Free Illinois, a faith-based organization in Chicago championing decarceration and demanding police accountability. She is committed to learning about Oklahoma’s profound history and hopes her work can contribute to improving the state’s legal system. In her past life, Polina trained as a classical ballet dancer for 14 years— instilling diligence and patience as progress seldom happens overnight. Polina is interested in any activity that involves her cat Momo. Contact Polina