Ryan Garcia is the Education Manager for Durango, Colorado’s Responsible Sex Education Institute. Ryan has spent his professional career as a community health worker that specializes in infectious disease, sexual health education, LGBTQIA* issues, and working with diverse populations. Ryan received his Bachelor of Community Health from New Mexico State University. He graduated as the Alumni Association Distinguished Scholar for the College of Health and Social Services and received the CCK Award for Excellence in Service for his work as staff with LGBT+ Programs. Upon graduation, he worked in the field of HIV prevention in Las Cruces then later Albuquerque, NM: empowering people to be in control of their health and wellness. Ryan currently sits as Vice Chair for both the 4 Corners Alliance for Diversity and the 4 Corners Rainbow Youth Group.
Ryan’s priority in this world is to support, educate, and validate those he encounters throughout life.