I grew up in the woods of northern Minnesota until age 11, and then in small-town Iowa. After graduating high school, I stuck it to the Man by doing minimum-wage manual labor for five years and studying on my own every night. I eventually decided to make studying my day job, and went off to college. This year, I’m a senior at the University of Iowa, finishing up a double major in Philosophy and Classical Languages, and minors in Biology and Ancient Civilization. Next year, I plan to begin graduate study in moral philosophy, with a focus on ancient perspectives in bioethics. When I’m not studying, I like to play guitar and ice hockey, grow facial hair, lift weights, and eat meat burgers.