Ryan was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is avid supporter of the Fighting Illini. Before law school, Ryan was a high school teacher both in South Korea and later in the Chicago suburbs. He also enjoys traveling and is excited to see the growth of LELS this year.
Griffin is from Idaho. He graduated from Grinnell College. Prior to law school, Griffin worked on an pig farm in Italy, taught English in South Korea, and served on a conservation corp based out of Flagstaff, AZ.