Ed (officially Edward Anton Rubin) currently lives in Berkeley, California with his amazing wife, Shelley, and their awesome kids, Theo and Clara. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Before studying at UC Berkley, Ed earned a B.S. in mathematics, an M.S. in statistics, and an M.S. in agricultural economics—all at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

When not at school, Ed enjoys explores both rural and urban places. He loves data, maps, Truth, Beauty, and good food.