Ryan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Both of his parents attended and met at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and have worked in the city their entire lives.
Ryan is a 3rd year bioinformatics student at UNO and a recipient of the Walter Scott Jr., Scholarship. He developed a love of technology at a young age and has sparked an interest in biological science through his high school and undergraduate education. At UNO, Ryan is a member of both athletic band ensembles: the Maverick Marching Band and the Maverick Machine Pep Band. Ryan also works as an undergraduate research assistant through the department of biology. His work focuses on using bioinformatics applications to identify gene targets of novel anti-parasitic drugs. Additionally, he works on projects contracted by the Department of Defense.
Ryan also has a love of service and volunteers regularly. He volunteers at the local Department of Veteran Affairs Hospital where he helps patients and their families navigate the hospital. He is involved at the Open Door Mission, a local gospel rescue mission, designing a web-based application for their use. Ryan also works to schedule volunteer experiences for his scholarship cohort.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his friends and family, running, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors.
Ryan is a recipient of the Walter Scott Jr., Scholarship and is an Eagle Scout