As Senior Operations Manager for the Global Climate Program, Ryan advises Directors and Project Managers 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's previous work includes management, fundraising and operations at a listener-supported Jazz radio station in San Antonio, TX, publication layout and archival research for Jazz at Lincoln Center Library Editions, and an internship with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Kyrgyzstan.

Ryan holds an M.A. from Columbia University for studies relating to politics and Islam in 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.