Ryan is a student at NYU in the Tisch School of Arts/ Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. She was raised in Los Angeles, California, but has traveled extensively as a student ambassador with the global travel organization "People to People" and "Students on Ice." With these programs, Ryan has explored India, Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia and Antarctica, with more exciting world destinations to come. Ryan is interested in service and advocacy for children with special needs. She co-authored her first book, entitled My Brother Charlie (Scholastic), at the age of 12, to help share awareness about autism among school-aged children. Her second book, Same But Different, was released in Spring 2016. Ryan also enjoys singing, songwriting, photography and filmmaking.