Ryan is a Grants and Finance Specialist. He supports the WRI team and partners in the projects to revitalize degraded lands across the globe. His job responsibilities include providing financial, administrative, grants, and program operations support.

Prior to joining WRI, Ryan has worked in operations at a variety of non-profit organizations. His most recent experiences include working at IRIS, an immigration services provider and refugee resettlement office in Los Angeles, and at Flamboyan Foundation, an education based organization promoting family engagement and positive teacher-family relationships in education in Washington D.C as well as childhood reading and arts initiatives in Puerto Rico.

Ryan holds a B.A in Finance and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

He enjoys following his favorite sports teams, most of all the Fighting Irish football team. He currently plays a lot of tennis and does boxing, but he's always willing to compete and try any new sports. His family likes to travel and recently completed their goal of visiting all 50 states together.