Executive Director: Ryan Schoenike, 32, was previously the co-founder of WeCantPayThatTab.org. He has engaged with policymakers and Millennials in a variety of forums to discuss fiscal challenges. Ryan has a background in economics and has worked for a variety organizations in the energy field. He has experience in market analysis, program management, national branding campaigns and online media. Email | Twitter
Director of Research & Policy Analysis: Brandon, 29, is a former professional staff member in the U.S. Senate. Brandon has a background in foreign affairs and national security policy. He believes our unsustainable budget deficits threaten our national security. Email
Communications Associate: Rachel Bourne, 21, is a senior at George Washington University, where she majors in Journalism and Communications.
Policy Analyst: Lexi Coudert, 20, is currently a junior at Georgetown University with a double major in English and Government. She became interested in the debt crisis when she saw that many of her recently graduated friends were unable to find jobs. She has a strong interest in Government and Foreign Affairs.
Co-founder: Michael Eisenstadt, 32, is founder and president of YPNation, the national membership organization for Young Professionals. Michael works with Young Professional leaders on community development and public policy programs. He previously worked at Conde Nast Publications and launched an online business magazine for Young Professionals.
Co-founder: Jake Parent, 31, has been building communities for more than a decade. During that time he has brought people together to start and grow several enduring projects – from an orphanage in Afghanistan, to successful endeavors in business and politics. A native of Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is in his blood. He recently launched a company called Learn to be Heard, which helps businesses, non-profits, and political campaigns build communities using social media marketing.
Legal Advisor: Joshua Boone, 28, is a New York barred attorney. He graduated from Albany Law School cum laude in 2010 and spent two years as an in-house attorney for an asset origination corporation performing corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and asset origination services. Josh is currently employed analyzing state and federal insurance, banking and finance regulations. Josh has experience in regulatory analysis and compliance, insurance finance and banking laws, and corporate governance.