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Jennifer Ashton Ryan

Consulting Editor

Jennifer Ashton Ryan is a consulting editor at Robb Report magazine, where she began her publishing career in 2004. During her tenure, Ryan established herself as an expert in luxury travel, experiencing the world’s top hotels and resorts throughout more than two dozen countries, compiling Robb Report’s Robb Report 100 lists, and helping launch two annual travel publications. She has recruited new writing talent to the magazine, spearheaded an evolution of its social-media campaign, edited its travel sections, and written features about her adventures from heli-skiing in South America to private-island-hopping in the Caribbean. A California native, Ryan grew up in Sacramento and swam competitively for UCLA, from which she graduated with a B.A. in English and creative writing. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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