Tom Caiazza is the Associate Director of Media Relations with a portfolio that focuses on health care, surveillance, LGBT, and guns issues. Prior to joining American Progress, Tom was the press secretary for Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). He worked on a myriad of issue areas over five years in the senator’s office, specifically focusing on technology, surveillance, tax, trade, and defense policy press. Tom also has experience as a newspaper reporter and editor. Originally from New Jersey, Tom graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication from Rowan University in 2005.