Emily Ryan is a second year Presidential Innovation Fellow, detailed to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Deputy Attorney General where she works on strategic initiatives that span across the agency.
In her first year, she worked on the DOJ’s Civil Rights Team, helping advance civil rights through technology by working on a wide range of projects including the Civil Rights Reporting Portal, the ADA redesign as well as assisting with several high-profile court cases covering Title IX and Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She’s also part of the Language Access working group, tasked with creating avenues for language equity across DOJ as outlined under EO 13985. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design, a master’s degree in Criminal Law and is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Government, focusing on Social Justice. Prior to entering federal service, Emily worked in the private sector and led successful development, research and design teams spanning government consulting, technology startups and the cybersecurity space. She also volunteers with several local and national organizations, focusing on creating pathways out of homelessness and honoring those in the military who gave their lives for their country.