Ryan was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He will be a Next Gen Fellow as of September 2019. Ryan lived in France before coming to England to study at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. As an undergraduate he studied English literature, but pursued his doctoral research in Italian medieval literature. He is passionate about languages, and has studied seven or eight to date, from a number of places and periods.
Ryan has previously taught in Hong Kong, and is excited by new possibilities for cross-cultural dialogue. He hopes to be a part of bringing new educational methodologies to diverse communities, in China and beyond.