Ryan Chabot is an Orlando native, and received both his undergraduate degree in environmental studies and master’s degree in biology from the University of Central Florida. His graduate research and work experience focused on tracking strategies and movement patterns to inform endangered species management and conservation. After graduate school, Ryan worked in the non-profit sector as a marine research biologist, as well as managing a local government office tasked with endangered species and habitat management. In January 2023, he returned to UCF to serve as the University’s Sustainability Coordinator, and is responsible for monitoring and cultivating sustainability initiatives across campus. He also oversees the University’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) reporting, which provides quantifiable and comparable metrics to identify how well institutions of higher education have incorporated sustainability across broad swaths of campus and university business, including academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration. Ryan enjoys sharing his experience across academics, non-profits, and governmental affairs with the program’s Learning-by-Leading students, as well as fostering new ideas students devise to provide innovative sustainability programming.