My name is Ryan Tierney, and I am a Junior (Class of 2024) from Castle Rock, Colorado in Dunster House studying History and Literature. I am the student co-chair of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Committee, which is Harvard's premier arena for political speech, discussion, and debate. Over the next year, I am looking forward to expanding the Forum Committee's role in direct outreach and increasing our public transparency. In the IOP, I previously was an Associate Editor for the Harvard Political Review. Outside of the IOP, I am a midshipman in Harvard's Old Ironsides Naval ROTC Battalion and a member of the Varsity Swim Team. In my free time, I like to run, hike, camp, ski, read, and play videogames with my younger brother.