Brad has been vegan for the past 7 years. Supportive vegan role models and easily accessible vegan food gave him the nudge to fully embrace veganism, and he is grateful for this. Before his partner brought him to Richmond in 2017, he spent many years meandering through the halls of academia and picked up a pair of MA degrees from the University of Washington Tacoma (in Interdisciplinary Studies) and the New School for Social Research (in Philosophy). He spends maybe too much time thinking about how we (individually and collectively) can change our deeply ingrained dysfunctional and oppressive habits. He would rather visit Utopia than Dystopia.