Ryan has been a high school counselor in the Chicago area since 2008. Through his experiences, he has developed a special interest in topics related to college and career planning and enjoys guiding students and families through the college application process. Ryan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Western Illinois University. He is currently a member of the Illinois School Counseling Association (ISCA) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Outside of the counseling office, Ryan is an avid runner, enjoys traveling, and likes to spend as much time as he can outdoors.