After spending his formative years all over Southern Ontario, Ryan returned to his birthplace of Toronto to attend Humber College's prestigious Comedy Writing and Performance program in 2001. Upon graduating, Ryan replanted his family's roots in Montreal to pursue more academics and the performing arts. For the better part of a decade, Ryan has worked in various student service roles. He comes to Champlain College after spending six years in McGill niversity's Campus Public Safety unit.
While completing his B.A. in Political Science at Concordia University, Ryan was selected as the only undergraduate student to present a thesis at the 2014 Popular Culture and World Politics 7.0 Conference in Ottawa. His paper, entitled "The Pig at the Pork Store: How The Sopranos Changed Law Enforcement on American Television," showcased Ryan's deep curiosity for how politics, law, and society interconnect.
A diehard lover of all things pop culture, Ryan's interests include film, prestige television, the history of American Music, and the Montreal food scene. An avid traveler, Ryan recently visited Malta, Italy, Louisiana, Texas, and goes to Chicago (his other favorite city) at least once a year. As Montreal is his chosen home, Ryan is a passionate champion of this amazing city. He hopes to share that enthusiasm with every student at Champlain Abroad Montreal!