While at Missouri State University, Ryan focused on French language and education. He studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence for a year, immersing himself in the French language, learning about the culture, and traveling all around Europe. Ryan now works as a French teacher in Joplin, MO helping students learn the French language and culture. He has visited 16 countries, is fluent in English and French, and is always trying to learn different languages.