Ryan is an upcoming first-year sophomore at the University of Vermont and currently lives in Connecticut. He is 71 Republic's Editor in Chief and a member of the Board of Directors. The works of Leo Tolstoy, Samuel L Konkin, and Ludwig von Mises have influenced his strong libertarian beliefs, and led him to seek a platform to bring those ideals into reality.
In high school, Ryan participated in numerous sports and extracurricular activities, winning two debate championships and four state championships with his school's marching band. Beyond school, he in an avid downhill skier and distance runner. He is currently training for his third marathon.
Ryan is also a talented pianist, saxophonist, and clarinetist. In May of 2017, he performed the piano solo of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the esteemed Bushnell Theater in Hartford.
Looking forward, Ryan is unsure which career path to follow. He is interested in journalism, novel writing, law, music, politics, psychology, philosophy, and therapy. Regardless of his eventual path, he hopes to write a number of books throughout his lifetime.