Ryan Nelson

Ryan is Texas born and bred. He grew up in Dallas, but felt like he was raised in the wild since most of his childhood was spent in Boy Scouts. He loved the Scouts so much he became an Eagle Scout. He has been working in education since 2007. He started working in university housing as a resident assistant; building community within residence halls. After receiving a BA from the University of North Texas, he worked in K-12 charter schools teaching Spanish and history, and moved on to academic counseling in higher education. He received an MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Texas A&M University-Commerce and now works at UT Austin as an Academic Advisor. He is a HUGE movie/comic book nerd. He loves to exercise, specifically yoga, spinning, and weight lifting. However, most of his time is spent loving Austin and expanding his social circle by meeting new people. He is excited for the opportunity to mentor, give back to the community, and build relationships with his Explorers.