Lincoln Staff

Garret Johnson Lincoln Executive Director

Garrett Johnson


Garrett Johnson is a co-founder and executive director of the Lincoln Network. He also co-founded, a venture-backed YCombinator startup launched in 2011. He served as professional staff to the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where his oversight portfolio included Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti. Originally from Florida, Garrett holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and was the two-time NCAA Shot Put champion. He also read for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford, England as a Rhodes Scholar. Garrett currently lives in Jacksonville, FL. Email:

Marshall Kosloff


Marshall Kosloff is the Director of Outreach and Media for the Lincoln Network, and co-hosts The Realignment podcast. Before Lincoln, he was a researcher on PBS’s Firing Line with Margaret Hoover and participated in the Public Interest Fellowship. He is also a Media Fellow at the Hudson Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon. Marshall lives in Brooklyn, New York. Email:

Grace Meyer


Grace Meyer is head of development at the Lincoln Network where she works to identify and cultivate relationships with supporters of Lincoln’s mission. Prior to joining Lincoln, Grace worked at the Cato Institute on their fundraising team. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College, where she studied politics and business administration. Grace is originally from Michigan and currently lives with her husband in Washington, DC. Email:

Arthur Rizer


Arthur Rizer is the Vice President for the Program on Technology, Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties at Lincoln Network. In addition to his work at Lincoln, Arthur is a visiting lecturer at University College London, and an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Arthur is also a member of Columbia University Justice Lab’s Executive Session for the Future of Justice Policy, the Federalist Society’s Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Practice Group, the Virginia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and other advisory bodies.

Before joining Lincoln, Arthur was founding director of the R Street Institute’s program on criminal justice and civil liberties. Prior to that, Arthur taught at West Virginia University’s College of Law, and was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He also served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Justice Department, primarily as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division, where he targeted command-and-control drug cartel leaders and narco-terrorists. He also served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California and in the civil division. Earlier in his career, Arthur served in the U.S. Army, originally enlisting as a private before later receiving a commission. He served as an armor officer, later becoming the commander of a military police company and a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps assistant professor. He deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, with the mission to train the Iraqi Infantry and served as an MP acting battalion commander and executive officer. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army (WVNG). During his Army career, Arthur received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service and Iraq Campaign medals.

Arthur is the author of three books: Lincoln’s Counsel (2010); The National Security Implications of Immigration Law (2013); and Jefferson’s Pen: The Art of Persuasion (2016).

Arthur earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Pacific Lutheran University; a master of laws, with distinction, from Georgetown University’s Law Center; and his JD, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Command Staff College. He is in the final stages of a doctorate at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, Centre of Criminology that focuses on policing. Email:

Zach Graves


Zach Graves is the head of policy at Lincoln Network, where he manages the policy and programming team. His research and advocacy focuses on the intersection of technology and governance issues, including work to strengthen science and technology expertise and capacity in Congress. Before joining Lincoln, he was director of the R Street Institute’s technology and innovation policy program. Prior to R Street, he worked at the Cato Institute. He is currently a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He is also a contributing editor at American Purpose magazine. He is a member of the Government Accountability Office’s Polaris Council, an advisory body of leading science and technology experts supporting the Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics program. Additionally, he is part of the Washington Post’s Technology 202 Network. In 2018-2019, he was a Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Ash Center. He holds a master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. Email:

Dan Lips


Dan Lips is Vice President for National Security and Government Oversight at Lincoln Network, focusing on research and advocacy at the intersection of technology, oversight, and national security. He also assists with managing the policy team. Prior to Lincoln, from 2011 to 2019, Dan worked on the staff of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, including serving as the majority staff’s homeland security policy director. His legislative accomplishments include bipartisan legislation to modernize federal information security management and to authorize the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity programs. He also focused on Congressional oversight and served on the staff of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Before working on Capitol Hill, Dan served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, focusing on cybersecurity and intelligence. From 2000 to 2010, he worked for federal and state think tanks, concentrating primarily on education policy, including serving as a senior policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation. He has served as a member of the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was a 2018-19 Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy. He is a visiting fellow with the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his master’s from the Institute of World Politics. Email:

Alexiaa Jordan


Alexiaa Jordan is a policy analyst for innovation, cyber, and national security policy at Lincoln Network. Previously, she worked with the international strategic consulting firm RiceHadleyGatesManuel, LLC. Prior to that she served as chief of staff for a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. She holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in international economics and security studies, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in molecular and cellular biology. She is also a Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Fellow at CNAS. Email:

Sean Roberts


Sean is chief technologist with Lincoln Network’s policy team. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with experience from places like Stanford, Yahoo, EDS, ADP, and Electronic Arts. He is a founding member of the OpenStack Foundation, a global organization that provides software tools for building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds. Email:

J. Scott McKaig


J. Scott McKaig is general counsel and chief financial officer at Lincoln Network. He received his B.A. from UNC-Greensboro in 2004 and his Law Degree and Master’s in Business Administration from Campbell University in 2008. After earning his JD and MBA, Scott spent the first six years of his career operating his own law firm in Raleigh, NC. Since that time, Scott has worked in tech, clinical research, financial services and in several positions for the State of North Carolina. In 2018, Scott joined Lincoln Network as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer. Scott also works as an Adjunct Professor in the Business Department at Wake Tech Community College and was appointed to the Tryon Palace Commission by former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory in 2016. Email:

Chase Reid

2021 FAS Fellow

Chase Reid is a student at MIT studying economics, political science, and data science. While at MIT, he has sought to create a more politically engaged environment, leading the Public Affairs Committee of the Undergraduate Association and creating the MIT Political Review–a journal for student voices and political discourse. He most recently served as an undergraduate research assistant to Professor John Gruber, investigating long-term care and social insurance in the United States and abroad. Email: