For a timeline of events regarding Ryan’s experience as a whistleblower at Facebook and for press photos, please go here

Ryan graduated in 2015 with a bachelors degree in Spanish Linguistics
from Arizona State University, where he also participated
in psychology research as a research assistant for
the P.E.A.R.L. Lab-Perception, Ecological Action, Robotics
and Learning. As founder of The Hartwig Foundation
for Free Speech, he hopes to keep the internet free
from undue censorship. Ryan speaks fluent Spanish
and some Portuguese. He lives in the Phoenix Metro Area,
Arizona. A few of Ryan’s hobbies include science fiction, languages, and video games.