Pierre Rynerson


Washington, DC

Carla Pierre Rynerson is a director in Raben's Government Affairs practice, where she brings years of experience in advocacy, running issue campaigns, and coalition building to help her clients advance their policy priorities. At Raben, Carla advises nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies on a variety of issues, including education, telecommunications, workforce development, and child care, among others.

Carla also serves as director of government affairs for Friends of the American Latino Museum, a nonprofit organization focused on the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino on the National Mall. She has played an instrumental role in the passage of the National Museum of the American Latino Act in 2020 and continues to lead the efforts to ensure the museum is built on the National Mall, among the other iconic museums telling our nation’s story.

Carla previously worked at the lobbying firm Capitol Counsel, where she supported legislative affairs for a range of clients, attended Congressional hearings, conducted research, drafted memos, and developed advocacy materials. Before that, she worked as a field organizer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where she recruited, trained, and managed 359 volunteers and interns on canvassing, phone banking, and data entry. In this capacity, Carla also collaborated with businesses and community groups to register new voters and build voter awareness, helping achieve a 5.5 percent increase in Democratic voter turnout.

As a junior in college, Carla was a legislative intern for Congressman Juan Vargas (D-Calif.), and it was during this time that she made the decision to move to Washington, D.C., to work on policy. Carla earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine. Carla was born in Mexico and came to the United States at the age of 13.