All Spotlights » Sociology Graduate Ryan Ames Working on 5 Year Federal Grant
Ryan graduated from GVSU in the spring of '08 with a B.S. in Sociology (having focused on Urban Sociology and social research methods). He then went on to University of Illinois at Chicago and received a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy (with a specialization in Community Development) in the spring of '10. In May, 2011 he accepted a position as Research Coordinator at the Community Research Institute (Johnson Center for Philanthropy) and is currently working with a 5 year federal grant (System of Care) to improve the mental health services across Kent County for youth with serious emotional disturbances.