Ian is a born and raised Iowan, and transplant to Seattle by way of Washington DC. He is also a graduate of Wartburg College with a degree in Public Relations and Organizational Leadership
Ian has 10 years of experience in educational justice organizing at local and national organizations. He founded the Iowa Student Learning Institute to equitably include young voices in education decisionmaking; led Student Voice to position students as storytellers, organizers and partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity; and spent time in Washington DC advocating for student debt relief and connecting borrowers to optimized ways to get rid of their student debt at Savi. All that said, Ian is a strong believer in the intertwined connection and power between communications and social justice work and practices this belief with the Alliance for Education.
When not at work, you’ll find Ian always in motion traveling, caffeinating, cycling, practicing yoga or exploring local restaurants and shops near and far.