Ryan received her BSc in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech in 2011 just after spending her senior year abroad at University College London. She completed her MSc in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at University of Miami in 2013. In Miami, Ryan flew with the Hurricane Hunters to collect ocean current data. After a brief stint at the National Weather Service in Silver Spring, MD, Ryan decided academia wasn't for her and switched to a career in web development at Industry Dive in 2015. When she's not busy streamlining Django model classes and visualizing Google Analytics output, Ryan plays with Raspberry Pi's and LEDs, travels, eats, writes, and photographs what she sees.