Ryan Middlestadt is currently a first-year student at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Finance. At University of Maryland, Ryan is involved in Smith Finance Group, Private Equity & Venture Capital at UMD, and the International Economics and Finance Society. Ryan is also involved in MZZ Ventures, an organization that provides pro bono project support and venture funding research to seed-stage FinTech startups in developing nations.