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Ryan Coonerty is a Santa Cruz County Supervisor and former two-time Mayor of Santa Cruz, California. His previous public service included working as Legislative Counsel to two national commissions, including President Carter and Ford’s National Commission on Federal Election Reform. Currently, he teaches law and government at UC Santa Cruz and is the cofounder of NextSpace Coworking. Coonerty is also the author of Etched in Stone – Celebrating America’s Enduring Word from National Geographic and co-author of The Rise of the Naked Economy - How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace. He graduated from the University of Oregon and then earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.