Ryan was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the U.S. at a very young age. He grew up in Los Angles, California (Gardena, Carson, and Long Beach) and is the product of investments in public school education. Ryan attended college at UCLA and majored in Psychobiology. After college, he taught high school Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Anatomy in South Central, Los Angeles. He earned a Masters of Urban Education Policy and Administration from Loyola Marymount University. After three years of teaching, he began medical school at UCSD where he was accepted into the PRIME-Health Equity program. While in medical school, he earned a dual Masters of Public Health from Harvard with a concentration in Health and Social Behavior. Currently, he is completing family medicine residency at UCSF. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, speed chess, drawing, cooking Filipino food, and spending time with his family and friends.