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Ryan McClymont

Ryan McClymont is a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey covering the Northwest-Pacific Islands Region and Volcano Hazards.

Ryan covers media relations and outreach for a variety of science topics for the USGS Northwest-Pacific Islands Region and Volcano Hazards. His primary duties include writing news releases and feature stories, social media, and multimedia, including photography and videos.

Ryan began work with USGS in 2014 based in Portland, OR. Previously he served in the United States Army spending two years working as photojournalist and public affairs specialist, and four years as an Engineer officer. He deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to joining the U.S. Geological Survey he worked as a photojournalist/videographer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco. Ryan completed a Master's degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University in 2013, and a Bachelor's degree in English and Photography from Grand Valley State University in 2001. 

Current position: Public Affairs Specialist covering the USGS Northwest-Pacific Islands Region and Volcano Hazards

Science Topics Covered: 

  • Volcano Hazards
  • Ecosystems
  • Water
  • Climate Adaptation

Main Products:

  • News releases and technical announcements
  • Science Feature stories
  • Social media outreach
  • Photography and video production

Contact Ryan for the following USGS Centers:

  • Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
  • Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center
  • Volcano Science Center
  • Western Fisheries Research Center
  • Idaho Water Science Center
  • Oregon Water Science Center
  • Pacific Islands Water Science Center
  • Washington Water Science Center
  • Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center


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