Aaryn serves as Communications Manager for the Michigan State University Foundation and its subsidiaries (MBI, Red Cedar Ventures, Spartan Innovations, and the UCRP). A committed storyteller, he connects MSU and MSU Foundation stakeholders with vibrant content, focusing the spotlight on the hard work done by MSU faculty, researchers, and student entrepreneurs. Although a strict adherent to the Chicago Manual of Style, he’s still permitted to talk to the press. Aaryn earned his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Colorado State University and his Bachelor of Arts in English and Literature from Central Michigan University. Returning for his third season, Aaryn is a mentor to Conquer Accelerator's cohort teams, focusing on building skills in marketing, storytelling, and brand strategy.