My name is Joshua Preston and I’m from Montevideo, Minnesota. I’m a graduate of the University of Minnesota Morris (Political Science and History) and currently a research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. There I work on big data “Criminal Policy Informatics” and staff The Journal of Science and Law. I also write fiction and my poems have appeared in The Humanist and MAYDAY Magazine.
While at the University of Minnesota, I served as chairman of the Student Senate and later as a representative to the Board of Regents (2012-2013). At that time I was actively involved in state politics and even elected to serve on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s State Executive Committee (2012-2014). In my capacity as an artist and activist, since 2009 I’ve been honored to speak at multiple conferences on rural youth identity and rural arts and culture.
Right now my plan is to attend graduate school (JD/MS) and spend the rest of my life writing Kurt Vonnegut novels.
Email: JoshuaPPreston [at] Gmail [dot] com
Other website I write for:
- Giraffes Drawn By People Who Should Not Be Drawing Giraffes.
- Columbia University’s Voices in Bioethics