After graduating from Mary Washington College in 2004 with a BA in art history and historic preservation, Ryan moved to DC, where he got his first job working for a small association managment firm. After that he worked at a national arts advocacy organization before coming to AIC in the summer of 2007 as its Membership Assistant. Since then, he has moved on to become Membership Coordinator. Ryan likes living in DC where he enjoys learning about its history, its local politics, and its public transportation system. In his spare time, he likes to cook, travel, and finish the many DIY projects he has going on in his apartment.