Ryan Collins

  • Kyoto Shi Japan
Ryan Collins


Apr 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Colby College
Jul 2006 - Nov 2006

Study Abroad Program

University of Otago
Aug 2000 - May 2004

Honors Diploma

Fairview High School

Work History

Work History

Off Campus Representative and Chair on Administrative Committee

Colby College Student Government Associatation

Represented all off campus students for the 2007-08 academic year. Oversaw policy, regulation and administrative matters concerning off campus living, SGA and college administration. Sat on standing committee advising President Adams on administrative issues.

Mar 2009 - Present

ALT English Teacher

Altia Central

Teaching as an Assistant Language Teacher in town's junior high school and elementary school for the 2009-'10 school year. Produce and assist in English lesson planning with focus on interactive and Total Physical Response course material. Support Japanese teachers with in-classroom supervision and specific knowledge of English language material. Additionally, teach a monthly English community course with emphasis on conversational and vocational material to twenty members.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2008


Gandhi Ashram School

Taught in rural low-income primary school for the month of January. Topics covered: spoken/written English, mathematics, economics and physics.

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007

Economics Research Paper

Colby College

Completed semester long empirical research paper on the economic impact of microfinance in Latin America. Academic Advisor - Associate Economic Professor Jason Long.

May 2007 - Sep 2007


The Hill 'n the 'Ville Festival 2007

Organized and directed 2007 Festival held in downtown Waterville. Oversaw implementation and management of community event as well as co-produced original project design.

May 2007 - Aug 2007


Chemonics International

Interned at leading economic development firm. Participated in project budget analysis, implementation and personnel management for CAFTA-DR trade program. Provided CV wrangling, recruitment and new business scouting for IFC MSME South/Central American proposal. Aided in project management for MSE El Salvador Access to Finance program.

Nov 2006 - Jan 2007

Head Intern

Liberty Skis Corporation

Provided assistance in ski sales and advertisement, product delivery and office management. Created SIA ski show intern schedules and oversaw booth management.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004

Office Intern

Breakthrough Technologies

Managed communication accounts and day-to-day miscellaneous office work. Helped redesign company's website, and repair network connections.




Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems as well as Microsoft Office software.

Spanish Language

Japanese Language

Additional Information

Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Spago Assistant Waiter, Vail, June 2008 - September 2008

Colby Rugby Team, Waterville ME, 2005 - 2008

WMHB Waterville, Radio DJ and Political Talk Show Host, Waterville ME, 2006 - 2007

Colby Varsity Lacrosse Team, Waterville ME,  2004 - 2005

Noodles and Company, Waiter, Boulder CO, June 2005 - August 2005

Countries Visited

Australia, British Virgin Islands, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Fuji, France, Greece, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States.


Aug 2008 - Present

TEFL Certification

Oxford Seminars