Ryan Brown serves as Summer '19 Intern for the Institute on Religion and Democracy and is a rising senior at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is originally from Whitefish, Montana. He is currently pursuing a degree in International Studies with an emphasis in Political Science as well as a degree in Economics. Ryan spent his sophomore year studying abroad at Pepperdine's campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. Currently, Ryan serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Pepperdine's Model United Nations team, which represents the university at a number of conferences each year around the world.