Ryan Zinski joined the Institute for Humane Studies in June, 2011, as a Conference Management Assistant. Prior to this development, he had been interning at IHS with the Conference Management team throughout the spring.
Before joining IHS, Ryan interned for his Congressman in the 24th Congressional District of New York State, and then worked as a Grant Writer for a non-profit organization. Despite working with an amazing and passionate staff in the Congressional Office, he learned first-hand how difficult it is for federal agencies to address the needs of the public. Fortunately, Ryan was able to contribute to the community further as a Grant Writer, and helped secure private funding for programs that help people with disabilities secure and retain meaningful employment.
Ryan earned his BA from Colgate University in 2009 with concentrations in history and biology. His core academic interests include history, politics, political philosophy, and economics. Ryan also enjoys cooking, tinkering with electronics, exercising, being outdoors, and empowering people to live fulfilling and rich lives.