The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Ryan is studying civil engineering and mathematics, he is also pursuing a minor education in sustainability at Arizona State University. Amongst the many projects he is currently working on bedsides his education, Ryan is the Executive Director at the Social Justice + Engineering Initiative (SJEI) whom he founded in 2017 to honor his father William Gordon Bentz who past away after losing his battle to cancer this past September. Ryan wants to ensure that his father's legacy lives on in the positive work of SJEI while giving Ryan an opportunity to enact positive technical change in this world with his father in mind. Further, with his father in mind, Ryan has taken the steps to restart his father's real estate investment firm Arizona Homes & Investments that was active during the 1980's with the goal of continuing his father's work legacy. 


In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.

- Georg Cantor


To further Ryan's skills and professional development, Ryan is also seeking project or research opportunities in hydrological, geotechnical, transportation, or the environmental engineering fields. He is also searching out projects that fit within the mission of SJEI. He will complete his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics in 2019 and his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering shortly thereafter. Ryan has a goal of obtaining a Ph.D in engineering & mathematics and is seeking to solve some of humanity's and the earth's most important engineering and mathematical problems with an emphasis on sustainability/permaculture, climate awareness, as well as social & environmental justice. Feel free to contact Ryan below with any opportunity or comment you may have for him.


Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.

- Albert Einstein


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