Zaida Ricker
Senior Associate

Zaida is a Senior Associate at the Ridge Policy Group. Previously, Zaida worked in both the Senate and the House, where she developed an understanding of Congressional procedure, shaped and passed policy, and built relationships with key staffers of both parties.


  • Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL), where she managed his portfolio as the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, as well as a wide range of other issues
  • Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), where she handled a diverse domestic policy portfolio
  • State Senator Jim Dabakis (D-SLC-UT)
  • Various political campaigns


  • Member of Women in Government Relations, a non-partisan professional society for women in government affairs


  • Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, which she earned while working full-time
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University


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