Ryan joins Democracy Forward with five years of experience working in digital & policy throughout the progressive ecosystem — from the California State Senate to the Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. They have managed robust social media operations for elected officials and non-profit organizations, led digital organizing on competitive political campaigns, and conducted critical research on policy areas ranging from housing security to climate action.

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 leverage the intersection of digital & policy to promote good governance, equitable policymaking, and collective social welfare.