Hometown: Newton, MA
Bio: Ryan was born in Vermont, but grew up in Newton, MA, and graduated from Newton North High School in 2001. From there, he attended Quinnipiac University for two years before transferring to American University, where he later attained a degree in International Affairs in 2006.
Fresh out of school, Ryan worked as a Starbucks barista for a year before becoming a weekly newspaper reporter for Stonebridge Press in Central Massachusetts. Covering the town of Charlton, he wrote about crime, politics, city hall and human interest stories. After three years in that role he transitioned into a position as a daily news reporter, before joining Patch two months later.
Ryan is excited to be back where he hails from and to be part of the growing Patch team.
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I enjoying following politics and studying the political behavior of politicians. In the past, I considered myself a Democrat. Now, I am an independent.
I was not raised in a religious household, nor do I practice any faith. To me, people are entitled to practice whatever faith they may choose.
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