Dylan Gilbert, originally from Berkeley, California, was named after Bob Dylan. One of his first memories was getting tear-gassed at a protest his mom had taken him to as a child. Later in life, he spent several years working as an actor in everything from performance art to Shakespeare. He now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley, where he teaches English. His passions include dancing, exploring nature, swimming, and political activism. You can e-mail him at email@example.com.