Born and raised in New York, Ryan earned her BS in Marketing from The University of South Carolina and her MBA from Keller. Prior to relocating to San Diego, Ryan transitioned away from a career in marketing to be a professional Rugby player. Ryan is a 2x World Cup Athlete with 23 international appearances for Team USA including the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Prior to joining Shield AI, she worked as a Marketing Manager at a Rugby development start up in Seattle where she lead a company-wide rebrand in order to take advantages of financial opportunities in American football. Ryan also volunteers as a coach and mentor for Athletes for Hope and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.