Brandon Loran Maxwell is a Writer's Digest prize winning essayist, keynote speaker, and regular contributor at Bold. His writings have appeared at Salon, The Hill, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Oregonian, The Cascade Policy Institute, and The Foundation For Economic Education, among others. In addition, Brandon frequently contributes to the urban hip hop publication Street Motivation (SM) in Los Angeles. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated from the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and resides on the West Coast. He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.