Ryan has a multitude of experiences in policy, international affairs, fundraising and development work. In his current position as a higher education, development professional, he helps develop strategies to increase donations and participation. Prior, he held positions at the Rhode Island State Government, where he helped with the creation and introduction of multiple state bills and resolutions. Before working in government, he also held a position in student career services. Ryan’s international experience results from extended stays in Germany, Argentina, Antarctica, and Cambodia. As a result of his experiences abroad, he became extremely interested in international affairs and development. Ultimately, he joined Joy of Community Foundation as a key member when connecting with like-minded individuals through networking. Ryan has a Master’s of Public Affairs from Brown University and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Hobart & William Smith Colleges. From his studies, he has expertise in various subject areas such as international relations, economics, political science, and data analytics.