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 Eleanor’s Legacy, which works to increase women’s participation in New York Democratic politics, the Women Under Forty PAC, and advises organizations working to find and implement strategies to elect more women to public office.
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.
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.
Previously, Chelsea 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.
Hayley grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Politics. During undergrad Hayley worked on various campaigns, most recently as the web developer for Jared Polis’ campaign for governor of Colorado. When she is not working, Hayley enjoys playing lacrosse, watching movies and discovering fun new restaurants.
A proud Ohio State alum and our token west coast-based strategist, Jacob joins Veracity with five years of digital experience spanning across tech, media, non-profits, & political campaigns. With a specialization in driving results for red-state Dems, Jacob spent the 2018 election cycle working at a digital firm raising millions in small-dollar donations, building lists, and media planning + buying for progressives across the country. When not endlessly refreshing ActBlue, Jacob can be found at the gym, watching true crime documentaries, or serving the every whim of his cat Tyrone Anthony.
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.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Brennan began his Veracity career as a Digital Strategy Assistant. Previously, he interned with the Health in Justice Action Lab at the Northeastern University School of Law, worked in communications for the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and volunteered for a state house campaign. He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Political Science and Communication Studies. In his free time, he can be found watching his beloved Chicago sports teams or exploring the city for a new favorite bar or restaurant.
Hailing from The City of Brotherly Love, Allyssa joined the Veraci-team after a stint in digital education technology at 2U, where she planned and activated social media advertising campaigns for multiple higher education programs. At Veracity, she transferred her passion for accessible education to progressive policies across all verticals. An avid Gamecocks fan, Allyssa graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Advertising, and can often be found watching the latest football or basketball game. In her free time, Allyssa loves scoping out the newest coffee shop or brewery in D.C.
Jenna joined Veracity after doing digital with the Randy Bryce campaign in 2018. Proud Wisconsinite and UW-Madison Journalism alumna, Jenna believes in using the Internet for good. Graphic design and memes can go a long way if we’re smart and honest when building them. She was a rodeo queen in another life, but now she’s passionate about helping her team go all in for progressive causes. In her free time, you can catch her rooting for the Packers, blasting Dolly’s classics, and teaching herself songs on guitar.
Purva first involved in politics while doing her undergrad in Wisconsin's politically active state capital, Madison, where she got involved by interning with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. After graduating in 2017, she moved to Washington, DC. Purva started out working in the labor union space and then moved on to work multiple campaign cycles in a fundraising before shifting to digital media. Purva grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and majored in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of work she can be found at a rooftop happy hour or watching movies with her cat."
Born and raised in the Windy City (aka Chicago), Sarah began her Veracity career as a Digital Strategy Assistant. Previously she worked at the Brick Factory in DC as a digital marketing intern and on the 2016 Maryland Coordinated Campaign, eventually knocking on over 1600 doors. Sarah also worked as a marketing intern at Theatre Royal Stratford East in London where she acquired an addiction to British tea and TV. In her free time, Sarah can be found baking or watching others bake on The Great British Bake Off.
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brianna earned a degree in political science and journalism from the George Washington University. During undergrad, Brianna served as a Digital Media intern for a Congressman and had experiences working for several publications in Michigan. In her free time, Brianna can be found scouring Yelp for the next best DC restaurant or finding new ways to incorporate greek yogurt into recipes.