Our Team


Ryan Kmetz

Director for the Data, Demography, and Democracy Mapping Center

With over ten years of experience, Ryan Kmetz has worked on projects that address the intersection of sustainability, climate, environment, and resilience in both private and public sectors. He has worked with various types of environmental and climate data through different kinds of projects. Ryan holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies – Sustainable Development and Climate Change from Antioch University New England and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Le Moyne College. He also has an Environmental Sustainability Professional Credential from the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure.

Ryan is an expert in listening to stakeholder’s needs to help them analyze and aggregate geospatial datasets, commonly known as mapping data. He believes in data-driven storytelling as a crucial tool to engage communities and advocate for a healthier and more resilient environment. Ryan aims to provide stakeholders with access to technology and materials they may not have had in the past through his work with GIS and other cutting-edge data tools.

In his spare time, Ryan indulges in woodworking, spoon carving, and his passion for baseball. He enjoys volunteering and spending quality time with his family, including both humans and pets. Although he has lived all over the mid-Atlantic, Ryan currently considers Maryland his home.