Ryan Schaefer is the Development Associate at the Victory Fund and Victory Institute. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Ryan worked on grassroots political campaigns including Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, Organizing Together 2020, and Joe Cunningham for Congress. In 2021 Ryan managed Vilma Martinez-Dominguez’s campaign for Mayor in Lawrence, MA. Despite coming in third, out of all candidates running for Mayor, Vilma outraised all her opponents with more than $200,000 raised, the most of any candidate in Lawrence history. Now in his role at Victory, Ryan continues to apply his love of relationship building and organizing toward his passion for increasing LGBTQ+ representation.