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Ryan's role is to support SMFA at Tufts students as they explore potential career paths and develop professionally. Along with his Career Center colleagues, he is a resource for everything from finding jobs and internships, to finding exhibition opportunities. Working with faculty, staff, and alumni, he helps students build bridges outside of the studio and our campuses. He coaches students on talking about their practice, seeking opportunities, and being able to confidently engage with and network in arts communities in the Boston area and beyond.

Ryan holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and has worked in college career advising across majors for over 12 years at schools like Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University and Syracuse University before joining Tufts. He specializes in helping students explore all of their options for professional opportunities and resources whether pursuing their practice full-time or engaging in work that allows their creative process to flourish.