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Ryanne Olsen

Training and Curriculum Director
Emerge America

Ryanne Olsen is the Training and Curriculum Director at Emerge America. In this role, she developed the Emerge curricula ranging from hour-long webinars to 70-hour training. She has trained over 600 women to run for office. She comes to Emerge America after serving as the Executive Director of Emerge Massachusetts for almost three years. Under each year of her leadership, Emerge Massachusetts trained a record amount of Democratic women, growing almost ten-fold — growing from training 8 women in 2015 to training 79 in 2018. Ryanne also has a deep history in political campaigns, serving on races from City Alderman to U.S. Senate. Ryanne graduated from Northeastern University, summa cum laude with a dual degree in Political Science and Communications.

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