Born and raised in Jacksonville FL, Bryan Ballas graduated from Bob Jones University with a BA in political science in 2011 and got his MA in Government at Regent University in 2014, maintaining a 4.0 average throughout his stay at the latter institution. His academic accomplishments have earned him membership in the Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.
Bryan deepened his learning by interning for a variety of academic and governmental offices to include the Dean of Regent University’s School of Government, FL Governor Rick Scott’s Office of Appointments, the Office of FL Congressman Mike Weinstein, and Upper Hand Solutions, a political group that specializes in social media.
An accomplished writer, Bryan won first place in the nationwide Reagan Symposium Essay Contest at the Masters and Doctrinal level in 2013 and won third place in 2014. In June 2014 Bryan put his research skills to the test, working the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, before accepting an internship offer with the Media Research Center’s News Analysis Division in February 2015.