Ryan received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Grand Valley State University in 2013 and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He then joined HealthHIV, a national nonprofit that conducts research, education, and advocacy around HIV, Hepatitis C, and LGBT health, as their Advocacy Manager. Ryan also served as the Manager for the National Coalition for LGBT Health, where he led education and training programs for healthcare providers and advocacy efforts at the state and federal level.
During his time at Grand Valley, Ryan served as President of the Grand Valley Economics Club. “The opportunities and experiences I received at Grand Valley contributed to my success in graduate school and in my professional career. Grand Valley provided me with a solid foundation that enabled me to tackle graduate school.” He was selected as the Paul B. Henry Congressional Fellow, and interned with Congressman John Conyers, Jr. from Detroit during the summer of 2012. In recent years, Ryan has worked for the American College of Cardiology, where he is now Program Manager.
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