- Studied Biology and Chemistry at UAHuntsville
- Studied Nursing at The University of Alabama
- Went to Way Home Christian Academy
Around 25 student activists and organizers from seven cities throughout the southeast came to Asheville, North Carolina, April 4, 2009 for a conference called “The Crisis of Imperialism and Building a Revolutionary Movement.” This regional student conference was hosted by Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!.
“It was an amazing experience, being in a room full of student activists from all over the southeast and having conversations about what the student movement is up against and where we should go from here,” said Ryan Costello, a student from the University of Alabama who attended the conference. “We weren’t just talking about theories of imperialism and economics just for fun, but in order to become better organizers, in order to change society and we left the conference inspired and ready to take what we learned back to our campuses.”