Assistant State Attorney, State Attorney's Office - Orlando
Ryan Whitaker was born and raised in Central Florida, and is a lawyer with a passion for progressive criminal justice. She works as a prosecutor in Orlando, Florida, where she is constantly in the pursuit of justice and fairness. Before Ryan’s time in Orlando, she worked in DeLand, Florida as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. Ryan earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, her Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University, and she is currently completing the criminal justice master’s program at the University of Central Florida. As a prosecutor, criminal justice scholar, and woman of color, Ryan hopes that her life experience will help create change and improve the criminal justice system. Outside of the courtroom and classroom, Ryan is a mom and enjoys coffee, books, and the company of her rottweilers.