Dr. Ryan Pedigo graduated from UC Riverside in 2008, receiving his B.A. in Chemistry. During his time at UC Riverside, he taught chemistry through the Learning Center and also participated in research in Dr. Francisco Zaera's lab. Upon graduating, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Rosemary S.J. Schraer Award for his academic achievement and contributions to the campus. Subsequently, he attended the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider program in pursuit of his doctorate degree. There, he was president of the Student Run Health Clinic, a clinic serving Riverside County that provides no-cost services to those in need. He received his M.D. from UCLA in June 2012, was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, and is now a resident physician in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA.