Executive Director: Ryan Schoenike, 31, is 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
Field Director: Nick Troiano, 23, is a part-time graduate student at Georgetown University and the former National Campus Director for Americans Elect, where he organized a network of volunteers on over 300 college campuses nationwide. Nick has led prior grassroots campaigns on a local and national level, including the fiscal reform campaigns “Do We Have A Deal Yet?” (a coalition of 140+ student body presidents) and MillennialDEBT. His background and passions are at the intersection of youth civic engagement and political reform. Email | Twitter
Field Organizer: Anna Driscoll, 20, originally form Marblehead, MA and is now a sophomore at The George Washington University studying Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy, and Criminal Justice. She has worked on previous local campaigns including the Charlie Baker campaign and the Scott Brown Campaign. She has acted at the Junior Investigator for George Washington University's student elections and served on the Judicial Board for the Panhellenic community. She has also served as an intern for a District Court Judge. Email
Research Associate: Liz Emanuel, 20, is an undergraduate student at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, majoring in both economics and politics. Originally from Winter Haven, Florida, Liz has previously interned within the field of hospital administration and engaged in research in the fields of educational policy, regional growth economics, and federal election politics. Her focus on economic policy development complements her passion for political engagement. Email
Senior Research Associate: Matt Von Lunen, 24, is a Master's of Public Policy candidate at American University from Western Pennsylvania. After receiving a BA in Political Science at the University of the South, he came to Washington, DC with a passion for economic development and labor policy. Matt has experience in government administration, policy and government relations with trade associations, and non-profit rural development. Email
Field Organizer: Devlin Woods is a junior at Villanova University majoring in Political Science and History with a minor in French and francophone studies. From her home in Kansas City, KS, Devlin has traveled extensively abroad including international experience through summer study in Rennes, France. This fall she will be interning with the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Devlin is a leading member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. Through actively participating in the political process, especially in campaigns, Devlin believes that her generation will have a positive and enduring impact on our nation’s history. Email
Brandon Aitchison, 27, is co-founder of WeCantPayThatTab.org and is a graduate student at Georgetown University. He has been involved in engaging young Americans about the debt over the last several years and has served on expert panels discussing the implications of continued budget deficits on his generation. Brandon has a background in international relations and national security policy. He believes our staggering budget deficits are a threat to US national security
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.
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.
Finance Advisor: Tierra Warren, 26, is the former Finance Director for the College Republican National Committee where she raised $10 million dollars between 2008 and 2011. She was one of the original co-founders of “Don’t Put It On Our Tab”, a debt-awareness education initiative designed to contextualized the severity of the debt. A recent MBA graduate from Johns Hopkins University, Tierra currently works at The Heritage Foundation, a leading think-tank on Capitol Hill.
Communications Advisor: Ryan Watts, 23, is a Consultant in the Communications Sector with experience in both Media & Entertainment. He served as Founder & CEO of D3 Social Media, LLC in 2010 prior to exiting. D3 created localized digital media and PR strategies for companies in five U.S. locations. A alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Political Science and Business Administration, Ryan now works for IBM in the Strategy and Transformation group.