Ryan Torok is a staff writer at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, where he reports on community news, writes the weekly column, Moving and Shaking and edits the weekly calendar section. He also contributes to jewishjournal.com. In 2008, he graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Community Studies, a major focused on social justice and community activism. He spends his free time reading, listening to music, hanging out with family and friends, including his nephew, Jake, and traveling around the world.