About Ryan

Ryan Brooks

Résumé | LinkedIn

I’m a Process Engineer for Charter Communications’ IT Security Process Engineering team.
I graduated from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis in Spring 2017 with a B.S. in Economics, a minor in Information Systems, and a certificate from the Pierre Laclede Honors College.
I write about things that interest me– economics, monetary and public policy, energy, history, technology, information security, the future– and occasionally post some of my photography and film work. Some of my other interests (such as theatrical lighting design, amateur radio, and video post-production) may occasionally be featured here as well.

Other Things About Ryan

Amateur Radio



I’ve been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator since 2006. I am also a trained SKYWARN severe weather spotter for the National Weather Service. I listen to a lot of music, particularly movie scores, musical soundtracks, random classic music, and anything else I feel like listening to. You can find me on Last.FM I am an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy. My favorite authors include Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ben Bova, and Robert Heinlein.


I’ve been an enthusiastic lover of theater for longer than I can remember, and I have worked in technical theater since I was ten.  My most recent work was at the Meramec Theater at St Louis Community College – Meramec, where I served as the lighting systems operator for five shows, as the master electrician for four shows, and as the lighting designer for two shows (“Wake Up, Cameron Dobbs” in spring 2013, and “Spamalot” in fall 2015).