About Me

Hi, I’m Ryan, a college student studying computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, I write weekly on the opinion section of our student newspaper, The Daily Texan, as a senior columnist.

I grew up in California’s great Central Valley in the city of Bakersfield, the land of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. I’ve had a lifelong interest in trains, planes, and buses. As a result, I am a bit of a mass transit geek and enjoy studying and writing about public transportation systems and cities.

On this personal website, you’ll find my blog, on which I write about urban transportation, display some of my essays, and muse about popular culture. You’ll also find archives from my (mostly abandoned) projects.