Contributer’s Bio: Ryan Duffy

Ryan Duffy is a 21 year old senior studying at Boston College. He is majoring in international studies, and also has coursework in political science, economics, history, law, and journalism. Originally from Dallas, Texas, he has spent most of the past three years in Chestnut Hill, with the exception of seven weeks studying in Dubai, a summer working in Washington D.C., and a semester in Parma, Italy (his Italian is così-così – pretty good, but not quite there).

On campus, he is involved with The Heights, UGBC, and a few other student associations. He has volunteered on a gubernatorial campaign in Texas, interned at the US Green Building Council, and spent the summer of the 2016 presidential campaign at the K Street office of K&L Gates, a global law firm. Currently, he is a research assistant at BC’s Boisi Center.

Aside from the school newspaper, he has written in various student journals, The New York Times, and The Texas Tribune about a host of different topics. This year, he is writing (read: plans to write) his senior thesis about the issue of climate change and the complex political and legal difficulties that accompany it. In his spare time, he enjoys running, writing, going to new places, and obsessively following politics.


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