Ryan served for three years in the Obama White House as a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in National Economic Council (NEC). Ryan was one of the youngest commissioned officers (a title reserved for the senior tier of administration officials) in the administration’s history. At the NEC she managed the President’s workforce development agenda including spearheading the design and launch of TechHire, the President’s campaign to use innovative training and hiring models to get more Americans into well-paying tech jobs. She was recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30 her work in the Obama Administration. Previously, Ryan worked at Hope Street Group, McKinsey & Co., and Lehman Brothers. She is currently consulting with a number of organisations/individuals on projects at the intersection of technology and the economy including former US CTO Megan Smith, American supermodel Karlie Kloss, and major US-based philanthropies.