Ryan Preston

2L (JD’23)


Hometown: Charleston, IL

Football, reading, video games, my standard poodle Cora, game nights with friends.


B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University.


Customer Success Consultant, QGenda, LLC.

Related Internships

Legal Intern at BrightInsight, Inc.

STUDENT INVOLVMENTS (Clubs & Leadership)

Emory Intellectual Property Society, Staff Member.

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 36.

What attracted you to the TI:GER program?

I have always been interested in technological innovation and, switching from an engineering career to a legal one, the TI:GER program provides an opportunity to learn and work where engineering, science, and law meet.

What do you hope to gain from your experience in the TI:GER program?

I hope to further develop my business and entrepreneurial skills. I have had my best experiences in education and professionally when working with a diverse team, so the chance to work with a team made of students and professionals in law, business, and technology was too good to pass up. Combined with my interest in the startup process, the TI:GER program allows me to bring it all together.

What are your plans for employment after graduation?

I’m planning on working in intellectual property or patent law after graduation. I hope that, after gaining more experience, I can transition to working more closely with technology-based startup companies.

What inspired you to pursue a career in law?

I worked in software for almost 3 years and I decided I wasn’t in the career that I wanted. After evaluating a lot of options, I decided that pursuing a career in law would give me the best options to explore my interests in startups while also using my logic and problem-solving skills from my engineering background in a new context.