As strategy assistant for recruitment and alumni engagement, Ryan oversees member recruitment for MCAN’s two statewide AmeriCorps programs, AdviseMI and College Completion Corps. He also develops and executes engagement opportunities for the vast network of MCAN program alumni throughout the state.
Encouraged by high school mentors and a supportive family, Ryan enrolled in Michigan State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in film studies. Although initially intimidated by the large campus, the instructors at MSU sparked his curiosity and instilled in him a deep love for learning. The opportunities and personal growth he experienced in college inspired Ryan to help others achieve their postsecondary education goals.
After earning his degree, Ryan joined the Michigan State University College Advising Corps to assist the next generation of college-going students at Sandusky Jr./Sr. High School and Peck Jr./Sr. High School. Through that experience, he discovered a passion for education and community service. After his year of service ended, he joined MCAN’s College Completion Corps program to help students at Kellogg Community College. During his time there, Ryan helped students build skills necessary to succeed in college and supported them in their efforts toward degree attainment.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys exploring the outdoors, gardening, photography, and spending time with his family.