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RYAN THOMAS PRIOR

2000 N Street, Washington, D.C. NW 20036-- RyanTPrior@gmail.com - (478) 542-1463 EDUCATION University of Georgia, Honors Program—Overall GPA: 3.8 Athens, GA Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs-- GPA: 3.9 Bachelor of Arts in English— GPA: 4.0 Global Studies Certificate, Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate Study Abroad: Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa Summer 2010 o Taught computer classes to residents of Kayamandi Township o Excelled in academic classes examining causes of poverty and highlighting economic growth models PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Center for International Trade & Security (CITS)—Security Leadership Fellow August 2012o Selected for highly competitive two-semester undergraduate fellowship in nuclear nonproliferation and arms control fellowship o Wrote weekly policy memos on CBRN issues and participated in a group project planning a mock terrorist attack on a high-value federal target o Assisted CITS in hosting international delegations for training programs in strategic trade controls and nuclear non-proliferation issues o Provided literature reviews and presentation materials to researcher Dr. Michael Beck for training seminars for international officials in non-proliferation USA Today—Collegiate Correspondent, Athens, GA August 2012-present o Wrote weekly news or op-ed pieces for the College webpage of USA Today o Participated in weekly conference calls with various USA Today writers along with the 18 other Collegiate Correspondents from across the nation Newsweek and the Daily Beast—Intern, Washington, D.C. Spring 2012 o Supported writer David Frum with research for Newsweek articles, blog posting & blog writing o Wrote over 80 original articles that appeared at www.dailybeast.com with my byline o Led reader engagement with daily online polls; helped promote Frum’s new novel Patriots o Led Frum’s social media marketing, designed and built FrumForum.com archive system CURO Summer Research Fellowship—Fellow, Athens, GA Summer 2010 o Conducted sociological research into integrating traditional medicine into public policy programs o Participant in highly selective eight-week funded summer research program, 40 hours weekly Macon Telegraph—Sportswriter, Macon, GA Summer/Fall 2008 o Wrote articles and shot video for the newspaper’s online multimedia section: Georgia Amateur Championship (golf) and UGA football, at the time ranked No. 1 nationally Houston Home Journal—Sportswriter, Perry, GA Summer 2009 o Reported and wrote sports features on exemplary athletes in middle Georgia who had gained national significance: Little League World Series champions and a profile of a U.S. softball national team player, pro wrestling, and a national rodeo competitor LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY Georgia Political Review (GPR)—Founder and Editor-in-Chief May 2011-Present o Founded UGA’s first-ever undergraduate magazine for politics and foreign affairs o Recruited 30 talented students for writing, graphics, layout design, business, and marketing o Joined Alliance of Collegiate Editors, a consortium of 14 collegiate political reviews nation-wide o Personally wrote and guided the publication’s editorial and style guide, business plan, marketing

RYAN THOMAS PRIOR
2000 N Street, Washington, D.C. NW 20036-- RyanTPrior@gmail.com - (478) 542-1463 strategy, distribution plan, and social media strategy o Designed and built GPR website, managed and mentored staff members producing web and print content o As Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, led the organization’s Cross-Aisle Conversations project to engage students campus-wide in a political dialogue about shared values and the public interest o Wrote 10 articles on topics ranging from foreign policy, speechwriting, healthcare, etc. o Helped secure interviews with Sen. Wyche Fowler, Rep. Bob Barr, Rep. Rob Woodall, author Peter Godwin, General Eugene Habiger, David Frum, Noam Chomsky, and others o GPR was contacted for comment by the BBC for Super Tuesday commentary and by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for comment on the Supreme Court healthcare ruling Leadership UGA—Cohort Member Fall 2011 o Highly selective semester-length training program for exemplary leaders on UGA campus o Led creation and implementation of a community change initiative: “Cross-Aisle Conversations” SPIA Ambassador— May 2011 o Represent SPIA students to the Dean and School of Public and International Affairs administrators o Make decisions to allocate $13,000 in student fees, student lead to develop alumni mentor program National Leadership Institute—Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity 2010 o Only UGA chapter member selected for annual conference, one of 52 selected nationally o Five days of intensive lectures, team-building activities, group discussions, personal reflection Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity—Alumni Relations, Historian, and Philanthropy Chair o Planned and executed alumni events and mentoring program for an 85-man fraternity o Researched and compiled a history book of the UGA chapter o Helped lead annual Miss Sorority Row Red Cross benefit pageant featuring all UGA sororities Clarke County Mentoring Program—Mentor February 2011-present th th o Met with an elementary student, Hector Loza, a 4 /5 grader at J.J. Harris Elementary o Visited him for an hour each week for two years to help with school and sports Creswell Community Council—Secretary 2008-2009 o Helped plan and execute community and holiday events for a 1,000-student residence hall Goddard for Congress—Intern, Warner Robins, GA Summer 2008 o Called voters directly soliciting support; planned and executed strategy based on previous years’ campaign data, door-to-door inquiries, and phone-banking; then mapped likelihood of support for each precinct in the district o Helped plan, organize, and execute private fundraisers headlined by Dick Cheney and George Bush Republican State Convention—Voting Delegate, Savannah, GA May 2008 o Youngest member of Houston County delegation, also served as delegate at county and district conventions AWARDS AND HONORS Finalist—Sigma Tau Delta National English Society Undergraduate Conference, 2009 and 2011 Winner—2nd place, UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award Presenter—2010 CURO Symposium, “Medicine and Literature” Presenter—2011 CURO Symposium, “Foundations of Medical Philosophy in Ancient Civilizations” National Eagle Scout Association—Member President’s Honor Roll (2x), Dean’s List (7x) SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

RYAN THOMAS PRIOR
2000 N Street, Washington, D.C. NW 20036-- RyanTPrior@gmail.com - (478) 542-1463 Winning With a New Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Coalition—Op-ed, published in USA Today College http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/election2012/opinion-winning-with-a-newfiscally-conservative-socially-liberal-coalition Romney vs. Niebuhr—Essay, published in The American Conservative http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/romney-vs-niebuhr/ How Long Do Canadians Wait for Healthcare?—Article, published in The Daily Beast and republished in Real Clear Politics http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/20/canadian-healthcare.html http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/06/21/how_long_do_canadians_wait_for_healthcare_282943.h tml A Nobel Dissent—Book Review, published in The Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/17/review-of-nordlinger-s-peace-they-say.html Don’t Fear the Revolution—Essay, published in The Citizen, the journal of the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) Was the Road to bin Laden Paved With Torture?—Essay, published in Georgia Political Review http://www.georgiapoliticalreview.com/was-the-road-to-bin-laden-paved-with-torture-why-thatquestions-begets-renewed-discussion-on-torture-and-democracy/ Like Sex, An Orange Is Best Enjoyed Slowly—Poem, published in Falling Hard: Teenage Poems of Love and Sex http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Hard-Love-Poems-Teenagers/dp/0763648396 LINKS TO FULL PUBLICATIONS LISTS/BIO PAGES: Newsweek and The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/contributors/ryan-prior.html USA Today (16 pieces) http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/usa-today-collegiatecorrespondent-fall-2012/ryan-prior Georgia Political Review (9 pieces as of 9/29/2013): http://www.georgiapoliticalreview.com/writerbiography-ryan-prior/