About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Monday, April 4, 2016

Ellen the Stalwart


Lifelong vegan Ellen currently has a 3.9 GPA in Molecular Biology (with an emphasis on Public Policy) at Pomona College (Forbes' #1 school in the entire US, ahead of Harvard and Stanford). Ellen's been accepted to grad school everywhere applied, including MIT. [Update - Ellen got an even more prestigious Fellowship in DC.]

Running a 5:20 metric mile.

Since the Pomona's founding in 1887, Ellen is only the 13th person on the women's teams to letter in both cross country and track all four years (also earned eight varsity letters in high school). Not surprisingly, Ellen made the league's All-Academic Team as well.

Still in running shoes at 7th grade honors.

At Senior Appreciation this past weekend, the word the coach used to describe Ellen was "stalwart" - loyal, reliable, and hardworking. Couldn't have put it better myself.