A Las Vegas native through and through out, Ryan works with a deep passion for his city. He was a all academic American in university at Soka University of America. As goalkeeper and captain, he was part of his university’s first ever playoff appearance in men’s soccer. A graduate student in international relations, Ryan believes that the IVLP program is one of the greatest programs of international aid. For him, the knowledge exchange approach allows for outside ideas to be part of endogenous development. It is both energizing and empowering for all involved. 

Ryan is currently the main contact for IVLP programming. He is reachable by email (ryan@waclv.org).