Sheahan is currently a Democracy Fellow, initially having joined FairVote in August 2011 as a research intern. The majority of his work is on the "Super Districts" project, a series of state-by-state reports that illustrates both the inadequacies of current winner-take-all, single member U.S. House elections and the benefits of a transition to a multi-member, proportional voting rule. Additionally, Sheahan focuses on revamping and improving the Learning Democracy school curriculum, producing new materials for use in classrooms that will explore some of FairVote's key reform proposals. A graduate of the University of Chicago (M.A. - 2010, Social Sciences) and Grinnell College (B.A. - 2008, Political Science), Sheahan's interests include the presidency, campaigns and elections, third parties, the 'science' behind voter cognition, and 'art' of effective political messaging. He is an avid tennis player and likes dogs.