Ryan Riessen

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-RESEARCH DIRECTOR

 

Missionary work is something I believe I was born to do. I love traveling, meeting people, and doing what I can to promote and provide health. As a member of 3P, I am ecstatic that I will be able to do just that. 3P is also an organization full of people with heart, excitement, and dedication to go out and make a difference in the world. I am overjoyed at the opportunity to work with such people for the benefit of Haiti.

Currently, I am a medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. I love my family and enjoy being with them whenever possible, so I frequently plan trips to visit them or host them at my home. I am passionate about staying active. Running and strength training keeps me healthy and helps me unwind. Whenever we have time, my wife and I go on backpacking adventures, often traveling miles into the wilderness where I can see beautiful wildlife and study geology. I enjoy the thrill and challenge of cave diving with my family and am currently cavern-certified. I also like to read – whether at home, in a local park, or on the trail while backpacking.┬áSome of my favorites include the Aubrey & Maturin series, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings.

I am most excited for 3P to get on the ground in Haiti and to start collaborating with Haitian communities. I look forward to meeting new people, working alongside them, and doing what I love.

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