Ryan Hardmeyer is Social Media Manager at Democracy Forward.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, he has worked on city, county, state, and national campaigns and issues — managing robust social media operations for high-profile elected officials, driving innovative and effective digital strategy for competitive political campaigns, and conducting critical research on diverse policy areas ranging from housing security and climate action to LGBTQ+ safety and social media regulation.

Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Public Administration, where they received the Honors Council Award for Academic Excellence & Vice Presidential Student Service Award. Now, Ryan is a Luskin Fellow & Master of Public Policy Candidate at UCLA, with a desire to advance good governance, equitable progress, and collective social welfare.