Ryan Walsh is a graduate student at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, pursuing a Master of Arts in international affairs with dual concentrations in U.S. foreign policy and Middle Eastern studies. Prior to that, he was a Gubernatorial Fellow at the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Legislative Affairs, after which he was awarded a six-month extension to the Fellowship to work in the state’s Office of Federal Affairs. He received his B.A. in international studies from the University of Florida in 2019, with a concentration in the Middle East and a minor in Arabic. While at Florida, he was selected as a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar and studied abroad in Fes, Morocco while taking intensive Arabic courses.