Ryan is a senior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Digital Arts. He was born in Mountain View, California, but has spent most of his life in North Carolina. He is a student-athlete and UNCW’s starting goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team. He holds roles in the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and does undergraduate research through a UNCW student-athlete SURCA grant. His dreams are to hopefully become a professional soccer player one day, but has passion and desire to work in marketing/advertising, production, and/or graphic design after college. He also has interest in obtaining his MBA at UNCW and starting his own company to help people with special needs. Competitive in nature, Ryan enjoys many sports and activities including: golf, bowling, fishing, photography/videography, and reading.