As Executive Assistant, Ryan supports President Keecha Harris as well as Program Associates through administrative, operational, and synergistic efforts. For four years they worked as both nanny and research assistant to a professor of anthropology at Chicago City Colleges, assisting in the development of minds of ages spanning decades. They have also worked extensively in youth development as a special needs learning aid and high school mentor, and co-developed a middle school after-school program in Poughkeepsie, NY. Ryan also manages an independent experimental art space in Chicago.
They received a B.A. in Sociology and Africana Studies at Vassar College.