Brandon Ryan

Brandon Ryan

Department: Geography/Geoscience
Office: 2194A Haley Center

Areas of Interest: Meteorology, Vulnerability, STEM Education, GIS

Research Interests: Urban vs. Rural, Migratory Trends, Social Vulnerability, STEM Deserts

Brandon comes to us from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Louisville for his undergraduate studies, where he received a degree in Atmospheric Science, a minor in environmental analysis, and a certificate in geospatial technologies. He arrived at Auburn in Fall 2020 and has been an acting NSF trainee for the past two years. While at Auburn Brandon finished as a top-10 Finalist in the University’s annual 3 Minute Thesis competition and has recently been awarded the COSAM Dean’s Research Award for master’s students this past spring. Brandon has been selected as an 1887 Society Ambassador for Auburn University for the 2022-2023 school year. Brandon participates in clubs and activities across campus such as the Marine Biology club and the AU Fencing club. He will remain at Auburn to pursue his Ph.D. in Earth System Science under the advisement of Dr. Chandana Mitra. 

"The AU Climate Resilience NRT program means a lot to me. As a 3rd year trainee, I have found myself being afforded opportunities I may have not received in a more traditional graduate program. Learning how to be more transdisciplinary and, really, learning how to be a more end-to-end scientist."

Brandon Ryan CV

Check out Brandon's 3min Research Video