Bryan is a Research Officer at the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, where he focuses on financing for small businesses and inclusive economic growth. He joins the Lab with a background in economic development, public administration, and small business support. Bryan joined the lab from New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN), a practitioner network focused on inclusive economic development. Previously, he worked in public administration, supporting a range of federal workforce and safety net programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, where he trained and advised youth entrepreneurs, supported a government-funded microcredit program, and implemented school-based programming in entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Bryan earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in economics from Wittenberg University.