About the blog:
The Socratic Trailhead is a philosophical blog and podcast about the environment. The title is a reference to the socratic method.
About the contributors:
Zach started the Socratic Trailhead in 2014. He’s the “I” in the blog posts. He lives in the Bay Area where he organizes community-based ecological restorations for a local non-profit. He has previously worked as a policy researcher and lawyer and would like to direct his unique combination of skills and experiences toward environmental advocacy.
If he cuts you off mid-sentence to ask a question, it’s only because he’s really that interested in what you do.
Claire is a law student (PCC paralegal program) and poet in Portland, Oregon. She is fascinated by water rights and watershed management, and seeks to pursue a career in public interest environmental law. To learn more visit clairevalentinefossum.com
An eternal student of ecology, Matt combines his green education, experience in alternative lifestyles, and unconventional thinking for a fresh perspective on environmental issues. Despite his experience with communes and his history with environmental work he is not a conventional environmentalist. Nor is he a neo-environmentalist. If he ever decides on a name for his beliefs we’ll let you know.
He currently resides in the South San Francisco Bay and works for an geotechnical/environmental consulting firm (Engeo). When he has free time he enjoys philanthropy, hand-tool woodworking/crafting, table-tennis, traditional bow-hunting, and general outdoor excursions.
Jonathan lives in the Bay Area and is studying anthropology.