Summer 2014

10x10: Ryan Harper

UA DEGREE: BS, molecular and cellular biology
INTERESTS: Healthcare, UA athletics
CAREER: Lobbyist

"Every day I feel like I come to work and I’m doing something to move our state forward. One of my biggest career successes was working on the governor’s Medicaid restoration and expansion last year. I played a very small role in that strategy and I was very proud of what we did. That’s an example of what one of my professors, Thomas Lindell, taught me. I could have become a physician and helped people that way, but instead I worked to restore health insurance to more than 300,000 Arizonans. Regardless of what people have to say about lobbyists, that was a really good feeling."