Ryan Mikel is a student and journalist at New York University. Born and raised in Kentucky, art captivated him at a young age for its exposure of the hidden world around him. Today, it continues to drive and inspire his work.

Ryan currently serves as Arts Editor for Washington Square News and a culture intern at Salon. He has previously written for Out Magazine and the Vail Daily.

At WSN, Ryan has interviewed Steven Spielberg, Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker, André Aciman and Aaron Maine. He has attended the South by Southwest Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, in addition to leading the semesterly Arts Issue and Oscars Issue.

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