Past President/Secretary | He, Him, His

serves as the Past President on the Board of Directors. Ryan is a current senior at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, IA. He has been with IowaSLI since 2014, serving in multiple roles including Outreach Team Leader and President (2017-2018). Ryan has been dedicated to promoting the power of student voice across the state of Iowa and across the nation, and continues working to advance the student voice movement.


Pursuing student voice and empowerment through multiple avenues, Ryan has been a part of Student Council for four years, including acting as the Student School Board Representative on his district’s school board. In 2017, Ryan was a part of the first cohort of the Citizen University Youth Collaboratory, a group of twenty-five students from across the country who worked to create a new civic power curriculum. He is always looking for ways to engage students as active citizens, and is focused on ensuring IowaSLI provides resources for students to do just that. Ryan loves working to help other students realize the potential they have to effect change in their communities. When he is not on the clock for IowaSLI, Ryan enjoys listening to podcasts, binge-watching Netflix, hanging with friends, and ranting about politics.