Ryan, a California Bay Area native, is the Regional Director for the Senior Planet @Avenidas. Ryan provides operational and administrative assistance while also maintaining the center’s technology courses. He is the former Executive Director of Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service of San Jose and the former Chair of the Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County. Ryan has an undergraduate degree in political science and visual arts from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He also wrote and published a 372-page graphic novel and worked in the California State Legislature.