I'm a Pacific Northwest native, but fell in love with New England during my studies there. Splitting my time between the two, I am constantly journeying through the most liberal and conservative hubs in the country. More importantly, I'm meeting very intelligent, sympathetic people throughout that make me think twice about most every issue--except trying to stay engaged.
I believe strongly in science and evidence-based solutions, and issue-oriented discussion over platform catchalls. I am opposed to us vs them orientations and political framing, and believe all institutions can evolve with intelligent guidance.