Ryan joined MPC as a research assistant in 2011, and was hired as communications associate several months later. He coordinates and produces the visual aspects of MPC's communications, from print publications to photos and video.
A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., Ryan first experienced Chicago as an undergrad at Northwestern University. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in communication, he worked as an English language assistant at a school in rural southern Spain, and then as a freelance camera and lighting technician for film and television production in Los Angeles, Calif.
Ryan likes to discover new parts of Chicagoland by bike, and is also fond of road trips to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Lakes.
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B.A., Communication (Radio/TV/Film), Northwestern University