Ryan Thayer

Ryan Thayer

(Food Systems) Policy Analyst

Ryan Thayer is a 6th generation San Franciscan who was raised in the port city of Norfolk, Virginia. For the past decade he has worked in a verity of capacities to cultivate community leadership, design participatory-planning practices, as well as to advance local and state public policies. The foundation of his work has been rooted in community organizing around systemic issues related to food justice. Ryan firmly believes that the most impactful way to effectively implement equitable solution-orientated practices, is to have community voice at the core of any decision-making processes. He is grateful for the opportunity to have obtained a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from San Francisco State University as well as a MA in Urban Affairs from the University of San Francisco