Ryan graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society. Ryan then worked in the research setting for a year whilst applying to graduate programs. She made the decision to go to Columbia University to pursue her MS in Nutrition and Public Health. Whilst at Columbia Ryan worked at Columbia and NYU in nutrition and public health research. She also held jobs within the CPG arena and shifted focus away from research and into the private sector of health and wellness. In her free time she enjoys running marathons, hiking, traveling, meditating, and spending time on the farm she grew up on!