Ryan Simonton '19 is a senior from Wilmington, DE. His first involvement with the Eisenhower Institute was Inside Politics, and in his sophomore year he participated in Environmental Leadership with Howard Ernst where he studied the environmental, economic, and social implications of a chemical called chlordecone in the French territory of Guadeloupe.
Ryan is an Environmental Studies major with a minor in Spanish. He studied abroad last fall in Madrid, Spain, staying with a host family and focusing on language and area studies while refining my Spanish language skills. This past summer, he interned with a green solutions company doing research on microgrids and energy efficiency software. In addition, he worked in sales and marketing for the company, creating advertisements and exploring ways to increase customer acquisition.
On campus, Ryan is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, enjoys intramural sports, and received an Entrepreneurial Fellowship this past spring from the college for my Gettysburg needlepoint belt design.
After college, Ryan hopes to continue to work in the renewable energy field raising capital and eventually starting his own company.