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I grew up in an environment at told me all the answers and taught me not to question. Paradoxically I learned how much I don’t really know and developed a passion for asking big questions.

Ryan Tuttle’s experience growing up in a fundamentalist religion caused him to develop a passion for science, philosophy, and teaching. Currently he is a student at Worcester State University Studying psychobiology. Ryan works as a Residential Counselor where he assists others with substance abuse and mental health.

Ryan’s areas of interest include Evolution, Comparative Psychology, Domestication, Genetics, Stress, and Trauma.

In the future Ryan plans to enroll in a graduate school where he continue his passion for learning and teaching.


2017-Present Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

  • Psychology major, Psychobiology minor
  • Coursework in Child Development (A), Abnormal Psychology (A), Counseling (A), Chemical Dependency (A), Brain & Behavior (A), and Cognitive Psychology (A-)

2015-2017 Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Psychology Focus

2001-2005 Bay Path Regional Vocational High School, Charlton, MA High School Diploma, training in mechanical engineering

Work Experience

Behavioral Neuroscience Student Researcher Summer 2019, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA Animal handling, care, and experimentation Residential Counselor 2015-Present, UMASS COMMUNITY HEALTH LINK, Worcester, MA Residential Counselor at an intensive clinical pilot program working with Dual Diagnosis individualsServed as a primary residential counselor for select residents, involved in treatment planning and rehabilitation, provided education, led groups, and completed daily logs.Worked with spanish speaking clientsServed as program Human Rights officer Regional Spanish Outreach Coordinator 2013-2015, SHINE PROGRAM, Milford, MA Gave outreach and group presentations in the Spanish language.Counseled dual eligible, disabled, and 64 and older age groupDevelopment of educational videos in Spanish, document translations, outreach planning, small and large group presentations, trade shows, and training of volunteers Claims Operations Support 2006-2012, TRAVELERS OF MASSACHSUETTS, Westborough, MA Performed administrative, financial, and compliance duties, as well as proctoring for pre-hire assessment.
Skills Advanced proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish Certified Teacher of Mindfulness
Volunteer Experience Volunteer Pastoral Work in the Spanish Speaking CommunityVolunteer Construction Work (insulation and site setup)