Ryan Alexander is President of Taxpayers for Common Sense. Prior to joining TCS, Ms. Alexander at various times served as Executive Director of the Common Cause Education Fund, the research and education affiliate of Common Cause; a consultant to foundations and advocacy organizations; a program officer for the Rockefeller Family Fund; and a litigating attorney for the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund in West Virginia. In 2001, she co-founded the Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment, which she continues to chair. Ms. Alexander received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and was awarded a NAPIL Equal Justice Fellowship.