Ryan holds an M.A. from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Central Florida. His areas of focus include Experimental Economics, Risk Modeling, and Behavioral Finance. Ryan started working with Dr. Rutstrom while pursuing his undergraduate degree and has now been a frequent part of her team for a decade. Over the course of the five years after completing his BA, Ryan travelled to the corners of the country to work in sustainability minded communities in Vermont, Alaska, and Hawaii. Starting in 2011, he moved to Atlanta for the opportunity to be Dr. Rutstrom’s Executive Assistant and Project Manager of the Dean’s Behavioral Economic Laboratory in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.