Ryan is passionate about applying innovative ways of thinking to solve social problems. In his role as Program Director for the Halcyon Incubator, Ryan supports the development of the fellows' ventures and establishes collaborative relationships and partnerships in support of the Incubator, contributing to the creation, growth and sustainability of the program.

Prior to joining the Halcyon Incubator, he was the Director of Business Development for Democracy.com, the first social platform for politics. Ryan's past experience includes work at the Aspen Institute’s Impact Economy Initiative, Jefferson Government Relations, and Americans Elect, a national start-up with a mission of re-imagining the U.S. presidential primary system. He holds a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Florida.

Ryan is an avid board game enthusiast and is currently exploring a long-dormant love for cooking.