Eric Schulzke wrote on national politics and policy for the Deseret News from 2013 to 2017. Originally from Northern California, he earned a B.A. in English at Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Political Science at U.C. Berkeley. In his spare time, he is the founder and operations director of The Apollo 13 Project, an innovative prisoner reentry initiative online at youturn.org. He does not hunt, fish or rock climb. He lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with a wife, children, and cats.