Ryan Winstead hails from Madisonville, Kentucky and is pursuing degrees in English and gender & women's studies.. He is an active member in the UK Forensics team, competing in various kinds of speech and debate. When not preparing for Forensic events, Ryan is working at The Study on south campus as a Calculus tutor or engaged with the LGBT community. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys competing in chess tournaments, figure skating, and playing the piano. After graduation, he plans on attending graduate school to seek his PhD.