As Director of Operations for the Global Climate Program, Ryan advises Program and Project Directors and in the areas of budgeting and financial management, grants and contracts, and personnel management. He designs and implements operational policies, sets operational strategies, and provides liaison with key staff in other Programs, International Offices, and Administrative Departments.

Ryan holds an M.A. from Columbia University for studies relating to politics of Central Asia, as well as professional certificates in Nonprofit Management, Leadership, and Fundraising. He graduated with a B.A. in History and Classics from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.