Ryan Nelson, Director, Discussion Group Program

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Ryan Nelson has volunteered with YPFP since May 2017 as Director of the Discussion Group Program. He leads a division of YPFP comprising of 22 discussion groups, each of which holds monthly discussions about varying international affairs topics.

Ryan works as a Legislative Assistant for his home state Congressman, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. In this role, he advises the Congressman on issues pertaining to foreign affairs, national defense, finance, transportation, and technology. He also served six years in the Army National Guard.

Ryan obtained his bachelor's degree in Finance from North Dakota State University. In his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and hunting.