Meet the UDRs


Ryan McCarthy

Ryan McCarthy '18

Ryan is a senior pursuing a major in History and a minor in Economics. He is a Bay State local, hailing from Natick, Massachusetts. Ryan has had a passion for history for as long as he can remember, whether it be watching the History Channel as a kid, or visiting historical landmarks in Boston. He has a particular interest in American History, and hopes to be a history teacher at some point in his career. Ryan’s favorite books on history include Why the West Rules—For Now by Ian Morris, and Jeff Shaara’s novel A Blaze of Glory on the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling and sight-seeing, skiing, video and board games, and watching the NFL’s most American-History-themed team, the New England Patriots. Feel free to contact Ryan ( with any questions you have about History at Brandeis!