All posts by Ryan Mak, SJ

Ryan was born and raised in San Francisco, California where he graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep in 2009. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2013 and continues to identify with the San Diego vibe. He entered the Jesuits West Province after graduation, and when he’s not too busy studying to become a physician at Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine or talking about fixing bones and helping people move, he enjoys training as a CrossFit Athlete, playing football, and figuring out if he's allowed to wear shorts rather than pants at the next event.

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A Vocation Story: The Hug I Never Gave

A Vocation Story: The Hug I Never Gave

I was a 22 year old kid from California, wore shorts and flip-flops, carried myself with an informal San Diego vibe, and spent my free time running around and playing sports. Bob was from the opposite side of the country having grown up in a small town in Massachusetts and had a much more serious persona, although he was a master of witty humor and clever word play. Sometime there are people who affect your life in ways that remain with you, even inspiring a vocation. Read how Bob influenced my life and my vocation, and maybe you will recall people in your life who have done the same for you.