Ryan Gallasch manages partnerships with federal host agencies and offices facilitating day-to-day coordination of fellows. This entails conducting the selection and placement processes; monitoring and reporting on fellowship activities; and, serving as a liaison and guide to fellows and their mentors. In addition, Ryan contributes to planning and conducting orientation sessions, and participates in outreach and recruitment efforts.
Before joining AAAS, Ryan worked for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). There he managed the day to day operations for the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education which accredits over 125 graduate programs nationwide. Ryan also helped administer the AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program ensuring program compliance with federal grant requirements. Another prior work experience was with the New Jersey State Park Service.
Ryan graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA with a degree in political science and sociology. Outside of the office, Ryan is an avid New York Giants fan and can be seen in the nosebleed seats at Washington Nationals games.