Ryan Nilsen

Program Officer of Student Programs, Carolina Center for Public Service

Ryan Nilsen is the program officer of student programs at the Carolina Center for Public Service. He works with the Buckley Public Service Scholars and APPLES Service-Learning programs. He graduated from NC State University with a double major in English and international studies and a minor in mathematics. He completed a master’s degree in theological studies at Duke University. While working at the center, he also completed a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership through the UNC School of Social Work.

At the center, Nilsen provides day-to-day administration, outreach, planning and training for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Ryan also advises the APPLES Service-Learning executive committee, works closely with the First-Year Service Corps and provides oversight for the fellowship programs.