As the Grassroots Advocacy/Refugee Lobbyist for Amnesty International USA, Ryan works to mobilize constituent pressure to advance AIUSA’s major advocacy initiatives in addition to lobbying Congress to protect and advance the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
Before AIUSA, Ryan worked for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service as their lead Refugee Advocacy Officer. Prior to that, Ryan worked for Senator Patty Murray for six years, serving in her Washington, D.C. and Seattle offices where he focused his time on the immigration, refugee, LGBTQ, and foreign policy portfolios.
Ryan is originally from Washington State and still considers it home. He graduated from Gonzaga University.