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Rita Ryan, Marist ‘04

Rita majored in History

What has your career path been to this point?

I'm a lawyer - specializing in international tax. I am the International Tax Senior Manager at Wolf and Co. - I also teach international tax reporting at Boston University School of Law.

Can you share an experience/memory from your time at HRVI that stands out as meaningful?

The opening of Fort Montgomery State Historic Site near West Point and the Marist crew exhibit at SUNY New Paltz. Patriot's Weekend at West Point 2003 - what a memorable day!

How has your experience at HRVI helped you advance your education and/or professional pursuits since graduating from Marist?

Learning how to write in a professional setting and to explore and investigate - there is information to be uncovered if you are perceptive and history helps you build that skill.

As HRVI celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022, do you have any advice for future HRVI interns based on your time at HRVI and your experience in your professional field?

Immerse yourself in it – you are a student in a region rich with history for only a finite amount of time- learn. absorb. take part. explore it all!