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Ryan Sullivan, from Manchester, Connecticut matriculated in the UConn School of Medicine in August 2019. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology in 2015 from UConn. After graduating, Ryan worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Aetna Ambulance Service responding to emergencies in the cities of Hartford, Wethersfield, and Rocky Hill, as well as volunteering with the North Windham Fire Department, and teaching EMT classes. Ryan joined the Peace Corps in 2016 as a public health volunteer for the country of Guinea, working on water sanitation and hygiene, malaria education, and community wide vaccinations against measles in the rural town of Soyah. Upon his return from the Peace Corps, Ryan resumed his EMT work with Aetna Ambulance Service, including teaching new employees. In addition to his volunteer community service involvement, one of the things Ryan did in his free time was become a licensed skydiver.