About Us

Veracity Media is a diverse team of talented specialists. Each of us brings our own unique set of expertise to the projects we work on.

Ryan Morgan

Partner

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. 

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Marne Pike

Partner

Marne focuses 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.

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Jacob Geers

Managing Director

A proud Ohio State alum, Jacob has over a half decade of digital experience spanning across tech, media, non-profits, & political campaigns. He spent the 2018 cycle at a digital firm specializing in running email and ad programs for red state Dems. In 2019, he joined Veracity and coached some of our buzziest US House, Senate, and PAC accounts — winning a Reed Award in the process. When not endlessly refreshing ActBlue, Jacob can be found at the gym, watching true crime documentaries, or making friends with the cats in his neighborhood.

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Chelsea Coatney

Director Of Digital Fundraising

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.

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Kevin Singer

Director Of Advertising

A lover of live theatre and fried chicken, Kevin has conceptualized and executed award-winning digital campaigns across the country, including campaigns to support union workers during negotiations, end inequities in public schools, and ban plastic bags. As Veracity’s Director of Advertising, he works with candidates and progressive organizations on digital ads that cut through the noise and get results for persuasion, awareness, acquisition, and fundraising. Kevin graduated from U.C. Berkeley and currently resides in the Bay Area, where he spends his free time moonlighting as a professional actor and singer.

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Matilda Kiwanuka

People Operations Manager

Matilda (she/her) joined Veracity Media after helping build the Human Resources department from the ground up for a minority-owned, leading application and engineering consultancy firm based in the Washington, DC metro area which specializes in servicing federal, state, and local government agencies. Her experience in HR coupled with her educational background in Psychology and Counseling enables Matilda to bring forth a strong skillset of communication, empathy, compassion, analytics, discretion and ethics. As a champion of diversity, equity and belonging, Matilda plans to ignite these core values serving as the People Operations Manager. When she's off the clock, Matilda enjoys spending time with her family, cooking diverse dishes, crushing it at the gym, cheering on the Celtics, Patriots, Tom Brady and LeBron James, listening to music and watching one of her favorite TV shows. 

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Mariel Brown-Fallon

Lead Digital Strategist

Mariel (they/them or she/her) is a passionate progressive, award-winning email writer, and TikToker in-training. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont, they jumped head-first into politics as an organizer with Bernie 2016. Following the 2016 cycle, Mariel spent three years at Change Media Group as a Digital Strategist helping Democrats and advocacy organizations navigate the digital space, raise money online, and bring home wins for their organizations. Offline, Mariel loves to ride their motorbike, take the dogs to the park, drink coffee, and see live music.

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Kyra Rogan

Lead Digital Strategist

Kyra joined the Veracity team after spending three years working in client services at Chapman Cubine Allen + Hussey. During her time there, she worked on multi-channel fundraising programs for high-profile political campaigns and advocacy organizations including AARP, Elizabeth Warren for President, the Democratic Governors Association, and more. Prior to CCAH, Kyra earned her bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations from The Pennsylvania State University. In her free time, Kyra enjoys cooking, hiking, exploring all that D.C. has to offer, and spending time with her young pup, Chiquita.

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Erica Griffin

Lead Digital Strategist

Based in sunny South Florida, she has spent four cycles building effective campaign strategies in both finance and management positions. From municipal to federal and nonprofit digital programs, Erica has done it all. No matter what the race, Erica brings her passion for flipping districts and dedication to providing data-driven strategy to every client. When not at her desk, Erica can be found working in her local community garden, running along the beach, trying out new coffee shops, or tackling a crochet project.

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Nate Victor

Web Developer

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.

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Jenna Wirkus

Senior Designer

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.

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Cody Brant

Senior Digital Strategist
Cody is joining Veracity Media as a Senior Digital Strategist after working his way up in the digital field starting as an intern. He has led multiple high-profile digital campaigns, including helping to elect Maine's first female Governor Janet Mills and winning key races that helped Democrats take back Congress. Born in the Midwest with roots in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Cody is a city boy at heart and has since lived in Chicago, Denver and Washington D.C. 
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Meg Connors

Senior Digital Strategist

Meg (she/her/hers) joined Veracity after a super fun and challenging cycle in the Buckeye State. At the Ohio Democratic Party, Meg ran a statewide digital operation that supported candidates up and down the ballot, including now-Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner. Originally from Virginia, Meg loves her Hokies *almost* as much as she loves electing Democrats. When Meg isn't working or doom-scrolling, she's giving endless attention to her miniature Schnauzer. 

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Alex Peña

Senior Advertising Strategist

As a D.C. area native, Alex always had politics in his backyard. After studying journalism and political science at Boston University, he came back home to get involved in progressive causes. During the 2020 cycle he helped run digital ads for numerous clients and was even a part of the Latino Paid Media team for the Biden-Harris campaign. After work is done for the day Alex likes to play Dungeons & Dragons, catch up on whatever book he's reading, and spoil his cat Honey. 

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Mary Imgrund

Senior Digital Strategist
Mary is an award-winning, internationally published writer with a keen eye for digital and political strategy coming to Veracity with four years of digital experience. She earned her master's degree from American University in Political Communication, where she did original research into alt-right radicalization online. Through her diverse background, he's raised millions for progressive candidates and organizations through targeted email and ad campaigns and launched successful persuasion and social campaigns. Outside Veracity, she's an essayist, activist and artist. 
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Jenny Xu

Digital Strategist

A dedicated political creative and native New Yorker, Jenny (she/her) joins Veracity after graduating from Georgetown University with a major in Government and minors in History and Art. For the 2018 midterm election, she co-founded a super PAC to turn out the progressive youth vote. She can be found painting in her art studio or at the gym — usually blasting classic rock or disco.

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Adam Frank

Digital Strategist

Adam (he/him) joins Veracity after graduating cum laude from American University with a B.A. in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. During undergrad, he interned across the digital space and gained experience in email, text, digital ads, and more. Adam has worked with clients up and down the ballot — from local races to presidential campaigns — as well as unions, nonprofits, and other organizations. He enjoys finding creative ways to communicate complex issues and give people the understanding they need to make informed decisions. When not working or on Twitter, you can find Adam cooking, walking through nature, or exploring the city with friends.

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Michael Ramirez

Digital Strategist

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael (he/him) grew up a dedicated Laker fan and an avid reader. He transferred from community college to UCLA, where he earned degrees in History and Political Science, and later a Masters’ Degree in International Relations. As a proud first-generation Salvadoran with immigrant parents, he understands the power of elected officials and ballots in shaping policy that affects everyday folks in their day to day. Michael is passionate about helping to elect and support those that fight every day for a government that works for everyone, so that everyone regardless of race, income, age, geographical district, socio-economic or immigration status, all have the opportunity to thrive. Prior to joining Veracity Media, Michael worked in the polling industry then transitioned to digital strategy. When not working, Michael enjoys rooting for the Lakers, playing ball at the park, reading radical and transformative books, watching documentaries, and binge watching classics like HIMYM and Friends.

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Bobby Mattina

Digital Strategist

Bobby joined Veracity after working as a Communications Director in the U.S. House, where he coordinated closely with the House Intelligence Committee to develop messaging around President Trump’s first impeachment. Before that, he was the Digital Director for the Washington State Democratic Party, where he helped Democrats take control of the state senate and flip the 8th congressional district from red to blue. He enjoys spending time on science, space, and transportation issues. In his off time, Bobby will lose himself in a good book, sing karaoke, write his own sci-fi, and frequent dog parks with his canine friend Teddy.  

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Katelyn Dean

Digital Advertising Strategist
Katelyn (she/her) is originally from the DMV area but leaned into the Midwest life by moving to Chicago after studying digital marketing and political science at the University of Dayton. Over the past few years, she has worked on a combination of corporate and nonprofit campaigns in the paid digital space but is excited to get back into politics! When she’s not working, Katelyn is on the hunt for Chicago’s finest oat milk latte and trying her best at trivia night.
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Caroline Lembright

Digital Strategist
Caroline (she/her) is a passionate and experienced campaign professional based in Cincinnati, OH and a proud alumna of the University of Cincinnati. For the past six years, Caroline has organized in her community with non-profits and built scalable mobilization and field programs for local and federal races. Caroline is a firm believer that our progressive values are worth fighting for, no matter how tough the race is or how red the state is. Offline, Caroline loves to try new recipes, knock on doors for local candidates, and is constantly searching for the perfect ice cream cone. 
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Marah Ajilat

Jr. Advertising Strategist

Originally from Amman, Jordan, Marah (she/her) recently graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Politics and a double minor in International Affairs and French. Her passion for American politics and Frosted Flakes brought her to the US, where she gained internship experience on Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. She has worked extensively on expanding women's political participation in local government at home using her political science and communications background. When she's not working, Marah is typically making English muffins or wandering around the breakfast cereal aisle.

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Nile Luma

Jr. Digital Strategist

Originally from Lehigh, Pennsylvania, Nile earned his Bachelors at St John’s University in Political Science. During his ungrad, he served as a research intern for 2 political campaigns and a political consulting firm, and then worked in Compliance. He was part of an initiative to get close to 1 million people of color registered to vote in 2020. Outside of work, he enjoys NBA games, binge watching marvel shows 7 movies, or attempting to cook.

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Dagmawi Teferi

Jr. Digital Strategist
Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dagmawi (he/him) graduated from Towson University with a B.S. in Political Science. During his time in school, he gained valuable experience interning for two Congressional offices and as a Campaign Fellow for Johnny Olszewski Jr.’s successful 2018 Baltimore County Executive race. Upon completing his education, he joined the Democratic Governors Association as a Political Assistant where he worked to elect Democrats all over the country. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, traveling, playing video games, football, and being in nature. 
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Kevin Orr

Jr. Digital Strategist
Kevin (he/him) joined Veracity after internship experience with T Brand Studio at The New York Times and on Capitol Hill for Senator Ron Wyden. A proud Oregonian, voracious writer, creator, and progressive politics junkie, Kevin graduated from University of Oregon with a degree in Advertising and Political Science. Off the clock, Kevin is often found exploring the great outdoors, doing nature photography, jamming to music nonstop (mostly rock and indie/alternative), or free-writing into the wee hours of the morning.
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Rylee Miller

Jr. Creative Project Strategist

From the mountains of Utah, Rylee (she/her pronouns) joins the Veraci-team. With roots in Salt Lake City, Rylee re-planted herself in Florence, Italy to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design at the University of Chester. Pursuing passion projects within the social impact sector, she has worked with local and international non-profit and student-led organizations to bring to life designs made to mobilize and cultivate real-world change. Since graduating at the close of 2019, she has remained in Florence. When she isn’t behind her laptop screen, you will likely find Rylee sketching strangers on the train or re-reading one of her favorite Vonnegut classics.

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Ananya Kalahasti

Digital Strategy Assistant

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Ananya (she/her) graduated this past May from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in public health and international studies. She is currently a first-year graduate student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is particularly interested in engaging the public about the impacts of elections and politics on pressing public health issues. Prior to interning at Veracity, she’s worked with nonprofits and campaigns in particularly addressing Asian American turnout and representation. When not in class or working, Ananya can usually be found cooking, boxing, or exploring another Baltimore with friends.

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Ella Chen

Digital Strategy Assistant
Ella (any pronouns) is a Political Science and Human Services double major at George Washington University. They’ve worked extensively in the reproductive rights space, with a particular focus on creating impactful issue campaigns around abortion-related legislation, and organizing online for reproductive justice. They also have experience working with small, grassroots organizations in the DMV area. Outside of work, Ella can be found defending the Venom franchise, making Chinese date tea, or reading about space.
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Ian Hayes

Digital Advertising Assistant

Born in the U.S., raised in the U.K., Ian (he/him) is a graduate student at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. While cutting his teeth campaigning (and burning through many, many shoes) for the UK Labour Party he developed a passion for fighting for progressive causes. He later gained internship experience providing policy and communication assitance for the political wing of the UK Co-operative sector in tandem with his Political Science Degree. When not working, find Ian watching football (it’s football, not soccer), drinking far too much tea and getting overly giddy at going to new restaurants.

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