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Christopher D. Ryan


Master’s Student in Environmental Horticulture (focus in Turfgrass Science)

Minor in Extension


Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Christopher attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate degrees, where he had the opportunity to study abroad twice, participating in an archaeological dig in Ethiopia and contributing towards a community health fair in El Salvador. He graduated in 2012 with degrees in Anthropology and in Women’s Studies & Gender Research, as well as a minor in African Studies.

Following graduation, he worked for nearly two years as a greenhouse technician and research assistant in a turfgrass breeding program in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida, and eventually began his master’s degree in Environmental Horticulture, with a minor in Extension. Ultimately, he aims to bridge the gap between the social and hard sciences in order to most effectively encourage the adoption of scientific findings within the populations that would most benefit, enhancing both public and environmental health on a global scale.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time in nature, geocaching, and visiting antique and thrift stores.

Advisers: Dr. J. Bryan Unruh and Dr. Kevin Kenworthy 


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Christopher D. Ryan