Jenny and Chris

As a Tucson native, I always thought that I would go to the “U.” My dad has worked here most of my life and I had so many wonderful childhood memories on campus. So it was big shock when I chose to attend an Ivy League university instead.

Then, three years later, I missed home and transferred to the University of Arizona. I met my husband, Chris Ryan ’06, in 2003 at the College of Education and we had our wedding reception at Student Union Grand Ballroom in 2006. (Yes, our colors were Cardinal Red and Navy Blue, much to the chagrin of my ASU-grad in-laws!)

I am now working on a master’s in architecture, back at the U of A, graduating in 2014. The University of Arizona is the love of my life because it has made all of my dreams come true, in both my academic and personal lives. The Ivy League has nothing on our Pac-12 school – a quality education, the most friendly people, and a beautiful campus with the best weather in the world! Go Cats!

Jenny Bentley Ryan, B.F.A. ’04, M. Arch ’14