Ian previously served as Assistant Counsel to President Barack Obama and, most recently, Deputy Counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. He helped scale the 42-million member online campaigning community Avaaz as their Campaign Director and General Counsel, where he led human rights and social impact campaigns around the world. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Sam previously worked in policy and communications roles for several high-profile Australian politicians, and was part of the team that won the ‘unwinnable’ 2014 South Australian state election. He studied Politics and History at the University of Adelaide, and has nearly a decade of experience as a web developer.