Policy Analyst

As a policy analyst for Flaherty & Hood, Ania McDonnell provides modeling on property taxes and Local Government Aid. She also conducts research, analysis, and data visualizations to help clients and policymakers better understand legislative proposals that and issues that impact Greater Minnesota.

Whether toiling over spreadsheets, creating charts and graphs, or putting together Power Point presentations, Ania enjoys working with all types of data to tell a story and create stunning visuals to help clients better convey their needs and make their case to legislators and other policymakers. She brings a passion for advocating for Greater Minnesota communities at the State Capitol.

Prior to joining Flaherty & Hood in 2020, Ania worked for the Environment and Energy Department at Hennepin County in policy communications. She has also worked for the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and as a legislative assistant for the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities. In addition, she previously served as policy intern for Rep. Paul Marquart, chair of the House Taxes Committee.

Ania grew up in Duluth, Minn. where she spent many summers swimming in Lake Superior. She now lives in St. Paul and enjoys baking, bicycling, and visiting local restaurants.

Ania McDonnell, Policy Analyst