Ryan Cho

Ryan Cho

Office: 228 Haines Hall

Email: ryanwcho@ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae

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My research is primarily interested in the experiences of early adulthood and its effects on the life course. In particular, I am interested in the effects of incarceration, military service, and the pursuit of higher education, and how such experiences affect later life outcomes. I primarily employ quantitative and demographic methods in my research.


  • C.Phil UCLA (2019): Sociology
  • M.A. UCLA (2016): Sociology
  • A.B. Columbia University (2013): Political Science

Fields of Study

Social Stratification, Education, Military, Race & Ethnicity, Demography

Awards & Grants

  • Eugen V. Cota-Robles Fellow (2019-2020)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD T32 Traineeship (2018-2019)
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellow – UCLA Graduate Division (2013)
  • Presidential Fellow – Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (2012)


  • Jennie Brand
  • Patrick Heuveline
  • S. Michael Gaddis
  • Natasha Quadlin
  • Chad Hazlett (Political Science/Statistics)