Ryan is a candidate for OCAD University's Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation. He is a recent graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a joint Honours in Psychology and Computer Science (Software Engineering). While a full-time student at Memorial, he spent six years on the Board of Directors of the 14,000 member MUN Students’ Union (MUNSU), including three Executive Director positions overseeing MUNSU’s Student Life, Campaigns, and Communications and Research portfolios. He also served in several student administrative roles, designing programs within Memorial’s Leadership Programs and Career Development & Experiential Learning. He additionally served seven years as a volunteer Director of Radhoc Youth Leadership (a by-youth for-youth leadership development organization focused on social innovation, pragmatic leadership, and global citizenship) and has worked extensively with Engineers Without Borders — Canada (EWB) on EWB’s national conferences and youth programs.
Ryan is passionate about the intersection of technology, psychology, design, and the application of those disciplines to education and learning.