Ryan is a senior at Minnesota State University, Mankato studying Political Science and a minor in Communication Studies. He works at Minnesota State’s Student Government as a city and local affairs coordinator, and partners with elected officials to advance equitable solutions for the university’s learners.
Ryan is excited to apply his communication and advocacy skills as he joins Secular Coalition for America’s Spring fellowship program. He previously worked with local campaigns as a social media manager and is passionate about issues of equal access to health care and higher education. Upon accepting his position at the Secular Coalition for America, Ryan’s family disproved of his involvement with a non-Christian organization. They gave him an ultimatum to discontinue the fellowship or risk being cut off from his loved ones. He accepted the fellowship to be his authentic, non-religious self and to support others facing similar situations. Currently, his family has begun to accept his choice and is slowly reinitiating contact.