Ryan is a PhD student in the Politics Department, where he studies institutional reform in US foreign policy agencies, diplomacy and foreign policymaking, and American political development. He is also pursuing a graduate certificate in statistics & machine learning. He previously helped start the US State Department's Center for Analytics and was a researcher at a think tank project on congressional reform. Ryan was also a member of the foreign policy team on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign, focusing on international organizations and State Department reform. He graduated from Princeton (WWS) summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2017, and received an award for innovation from the office of the US Secretary of State. In his free time, Ryan enjoys tennis, photography, baking, and travel.