Colin Raunig is a communications strategist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Hill, The Iowa Review, The United States Naval Institute, among others. He is a storyteller and creative thinker interested in solving communications priorities.
After Colin graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2007, he was an active duty naval flight officer for eight years. He then earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. During this time, he served as a volunteer speechwriter on the winning congressional campaign of Jason Crow (D-CO). He was also a writer and advocate for human rights group Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI)–an op-ed he published in The Hill led Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to co-sponsor the Protect Our Afghan Allies Act. After graduate school, he worked for two years as a senior business strategist at MITRE in Mclean, Virginia.
One last thing…Colin is currently hard at work on a novel based on his time on the E-6b Mercury, a naval communications aircraft in support of nuclear deterrence. He has also written a play and can occasionally be seen doing standup comedy at open mics across D.C.