Ryan is passionate about his native Washington state, baseball, and politics. His interest in politics grew out of family holiday dinners, where political debates were not only tolerated, but encouraged. Ryan embraced the devil’s advocate role around the family dinner table, but now he enjoys working toward big-tent progressive solutions as Third Way’s senior political analyst.

Most recently, Ryan served as deputy executive director at the Atlas Project, a political consulting firm that works with Democratic and progressive organizations. Additionally, Ryan has worked for a professional development association, researched gun policy issues, and worked at a school. Originally from Olympia, Washington, Ryan ventured across country to complete his B.A. and M.A. in international studies at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC.

Ryan lives in Northwest DC with his two-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Nadine, and the two can frequently be found en route to the Upshur Dog Park or engaged in an animated debate over who’s walking whom.

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Memo
Published December 30, 2019

A Nuanced Picture of What Black Americans Want in 2020

Memo
Published December 11, 2019

Creating an Updraft for Down-Ballot Democrats in 2020

Polling
Published October 23, 2019

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: October 2019

Memo
Published October 2, 2019

Democratic Primary Voters to Candidates: Run the 2018 Playbook

Memo
Published September 12, 2019

The Question of “Electability”


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