William Bradley Baughman ("Brad") was born in Flint, and raised in Swartz Creek, Michigan. He graduated with a BS in Biology from Alma College in Alma, MI, in 2009. While at Alma, he learned how to do science by working on his own research project on zooplankton, learned how to sing by spending 4 years in the Choir, and learned about the world by travelling internationally. Since graduation he worked for the summer on the Ant & Grasshopper Organic Farm in northern MI, and passed the winter substitute-teaching at Swartz Creek, reading, and playing the piano. He enjoys plants, animals, card-playing, learning, making music, and travelling.