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Bill Ryerson Immigration

An Advocate for Global Sustainability

Address: Shelburne, VT, US

Throughout his career, Bill Ryerson has addressed a number of global issues, such as immigration, environment preservation, and human rights. As president of Population Media Control, he oversees the development of educational docudramas created to help improve the health of individuals and families in areas where population growth exceeds available resources. Bill Ryerson founded the company in 1988, and has influenced communities and saved lives in more than 50 countries.

Prior to his work at Population Media Control, he served as president of Ryerson & Associates, a firm dedicated to providing funding strategy to international and domestic organizations involved in health and family planning. He also held various director and associate director positions at the Population Institute’s Youth and Student Division, Population Communications International, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

Ryerson attended Amherst College, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in biology. Additionally, he possesses a master’s degree in biology with emphases in ecology and evolution from Yale University. He has published his work in a number of journals, including his most recent paper on sustainability, which appears in Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics.


Population Institute


Jun 1, 2008 - Jul 1, 2012

Population Media Center


Jun 1, 1998 - Aug 1, 2012


Yale University


Sep 1, 1968 - May 1, 1970