Ryan is a political strategist and full-stack web developer. Ryan built the website for Hillary Clinton's book Hard Choices, and has consulted for Airbnb, the Aspen Institute, Malala Yousafzai's non-profit, 350.org, Representatives Beyer, Lujan, Matsui, and Senator Cory Booker, among others. He has served as a senior advisor on several prominent campaigns, from Ro Khanna's disruptive run for Congress, to Sandra Fluke's campaign for State Senate, to Greg Orman's scrappy Senate campaign--where he both got the campaign national attention through polling strategy, and raised $250,000 online. Ryan is fluent in front-end website design, full-stack website development, social media strategy (where he made the fourth most liked Facebook post in history), online advertising, voter modeling, and everything in between. When not holding down the fort at Veracity, Ryan is probably running or making bad jokes.
Marne is Veracity's CEO, and leads the Veracity team's work to help elect Democrats, with an emphasis on supporting diverse candidates in the party. Marne hails from New York's North Country, and before diving into the world of politics, worked at international development agencies abroad. She also serves on the board of Women Under Forty PAC, and advises organizations working to find and implement strategies to elect more women to public office.
Haley loves pizza, craft beer, her puppy Russell, but mostly just pizza. Originally from Ohio, Haley got her BA in Political Science from Hanover College. She is currently getting her MPS in Legislative Affairs from GW. She has interned in both the Senate and The Dept. of Commerce and is an alum of The Washington Center. When she's not organizing Ryan's life, she's probably quizzing people on their home congressional district or running (away from her problems).
Doug has nearly a decade of experience organizing, advocating, and fundraising online for electoral campaigns, unions, and nonprofits. Most recently, he served as Digital Organizing Director for Hillary for Pennsylvania, where he trained hundreds of organizers to use social media, email, and SMS to boost volunteer and voter turnout. Doug built the social media program at Working America, where he also led digital skills trainings for the AFL-CIO, AFT, Netroots Nation, and the New Organizing Institute. Outside of work, Doug sings with the Congressional Chorus and organizes locally with Jews United for Justice. He grew up outside Boston and graduated from Tufts University.
Maïca is happiest when she finds a way to make the complex causes that drive her accessible to anyone. She also loves puns. On great days these intersect. Maïca’s experience includes brand marketing, digital advertising, events management, copywriting, public relations, campaign organizing, and public policy. Prior to joining Veracity, Maïca was a Marketing Communications Assistant at EnerNOC, where she was able to bring many of these skills together to promote energy efficiency and savings. Maïca is a proud Bostonian who holds a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies from Northeastern University. At NU, Maïca served as president of the Northeastern University College Democrats and was often found on the field with the Valkyries Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team.
PJ first joined the Veraci-team as a Digital Strategy Assistant, and before that worked as a youth services program coordinator for the Army Reserve. PJ is an alum of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fellowship program, and has volunteered on campaigns at both the Senate and Presidential levels. A Bronx, NY native and graduate of Syracuse University, PJ is interested in the ways political campaigns and advocacy initiatives engage target audiences in the digital space.
Nate, Veracity's developer and avid technologist, has been in web and software development for over 5 years. He was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Biology. His interests include keeping pace with the ever-evolving technological landscape and outdoors activities such as snowboarding and backpacking.
Katie is happiest when she can leverage her passion for design for good. She started her design career with an internship at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, then spent two years in the marketing world working for corporate clients. She joined Veracity to get back to elevating progressive causes and voices through good design. Katie has experience with branding, website design, social graphics, animation and photography. She is a proud North Carolinian, and studied studio art and media studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. In addition to being a designer, she’s also an oil painter, farmer’s market enthusiast, home-chef and aspiring dog owner.
Rachel joined Veracity after two years growing the digital program at the Afterschool Alliance, where she led the digital arm of the Alliance’s grassroots advocacy efforts, grew the organization’s social media presence, and trained afterschool education professionals to use digital tools to achieve their organizational goals. Prior to her time at the Afterschool Alliance, Rachel was an associate at Convergence Targeted Communications. Rachel is a proud native of Central New York and graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in political science. When she’s not at work, she’s usually running, trying to catch up on a dozen different TV shows, or spontaneously booking international flight deals.
Previously, Chesea was the Digital Director for Generation Progress, the Millennial engagement arm of the Center for American Progress, where she implemented digital programs to engage, activate, and inform America’s largest, most progressive, and most diverse generation. As part of the Generation Progress communications team, she also helped launch the It’s On Us campaign in partnership with the Obama White House and managed its digital strategy as the campaign grew to have a presence on over 500 college campuses nationwide. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Chelsea worked in public media at the “PBS NewsHour,” WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” and the University of Illinois’ WILL-TV. Chelsea grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Other Ryan” has spent nearly a decade helping progressive candidates, campaigns, and causes earn the attention and support they deserve. He cut his teeth as a top-tier organizer for progressive candidates in unfriendly territory – from the Deep South and Appalachia to Paul Ryan’s backyard. Since 2011, Ryan’s built his career in D.C. as a quick, creative, and compelling communications strategist who’s written on behalf of an eclectic group of leaders and public figures. Prior to joining Veracity, he most recently managed award-winning digital campaigns as AAUW’s Public Relations Manager. When not at work, Ryan can be found hosting watch parties for the latest binge-worthy show and capturing his new “Washington fat-cat” Binx’s lavish lifestyle on Instagram. A 2010 graduate of Hendrix College, Ryan was born and raised in Houston, TX.
Our one-man “Veracity Midwest” office, Andrew’s based out of Minneapolis. Before joining Veracity, he was at the helm of a broad portfolio of digital campaigns at Fenton Communications for both political and non-profit clients. Outside of the office, Andrew’s passionate about cooking and singing, and can usually be found riding his bike somewhere. He's also committed to spreading the gospel that you too can work in politics and live outside "the swamp."
Originally from Queens, New York, Aniqa has been running grassroots campaigns in DC for almost five years. She has worked with a multitude of progressive organizations and causes, including the global peace movement, the 2017 People's Climate March, Black Lives Matter, and more. As an undergrad, she coordinated one of the largest airport protests in the country in the wake of the Muslim Ban and spearheaded a campaign for justice for survivors of sexual violence at her university. Aniqa is passionate about travel, dumplings, Law & Order: SVU, and her pet rabbit, Senator Bunny Sanders.
Amy, Veracity's first dev intern, was born and raised in Colorado. Her first political experience was in 2004 working for both a Colorado Senate and the John Kerry campaign. She then went on to be President of College Democrats at CU Boulder and has been involved in politics ever since. Amy studied Spanish and Anthropology and worked in Community Health in Denver for 6 years before starting a career in web development which jump-started with learning to code in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2017. When Amy isn't coding she enjoys hiking, travelling and eating tacos al pastor.
Brennan, Veracity’s newest Digital Strategy Assistant, is originally from Rochester, New York. He is currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and Communication Studies at Northeastern University and continues to intern with the Health in Justice Action Lab at the Northeastern University School of Law. Previously, Brennan has worked for the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and has volunteered for a state congressional campaign. In his free time, he can be found watching his beloved Chicago sports teams or exploring the city for a new favorite restaurant.