A native of Guam, Mr. Ryan Santos graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2008. Ryan is the eldest of three children and the first in his family to attend college.
Ryan graduated from Chaminade University with his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology in Fall 2012. Originally a Forensic Science major, Ryan soon learned his passion was for biology and medicine. In 2010, Ryan participated in the Leadership Alliances Summer Research Early Identification Program at University of Miami. That Fall, he presented his research at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science National Conference (SACNAS), and was awarded the “Stanford University School of Medicine Award for Outstanding Research Presentation.”
While at Chaminade, Ryan held leadership positions as the Executive Vice-President of Chaminade’s Student Government Association and Chair of the Chaminade Student Government Senate. He was a member of numerous campus organizations including the Rugby Club where he served as treasurer and later, Vice-President. Additionally, Ryan was a member of the Hogan Entrepreneurship Program. His peers recognized Ryan as the “Outstanding Student Leader” in 2011. While undertaking a demanding load of courses, Ryan also worked as a Resident Assistant on campus and proudly earned the “Residence Hall Association Award of Excellence.”
Ryan acknowledges the entire Chaminade community for helping him to develop his leadership, social, spiritual, and academic skills. He shares that the skills taught through the Marianist values, residential life, student government, clubs, great professors, advisors, and Marianist brothers will enrich his career as a holistic osteopathic physician. In the Fall of 2015, Ryan will begin medical school at A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He aspires to be an orthopedic surgeon in the military and plans to return to the island of Guam and serve his community.