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Ryan Pavel

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan serves as WSP’s CEO and previously served as COO. He first got involved with WSP in 2013 and directed the WSP program at University of Michigan for four years. In addition to WSP, Ryan has led two Student Veterans of America chapters and mentors law school applicants through Service to School.

Ryan enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2005, culminating in two deployments to Iraq. Ryan then earned his BA from University of Michigan and JD from University of Virginia School of Law. His teaching experience includes working as a Teach For America corps member at an inner-city Detroit high school and as an adjunct instructor at Virginia Military Institute. Ryan has also worked for a variety of legal organizations, including a large national law firm, and has provided pro bono legal services to veterans pursuing discharge upgrades and VA disability appeals.

Ryan loves spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic sons. As a family, they enjoy escaping to the outdoors to conquer swing sets or climb mountains.