Starting out as an intern with Wellstone in early 2008, Louis has held a number of staff roles with the organization, and he presently serves as the Grassroots Giving Manager.
Louis was raised in St. Paul, MN, in a household steeped in progressive politics. He regularly participated in Capitol sit-ins, singing anti-war songs with family and friends. Louis fondly recalls meeting Senator Paul Wellstone on several occasions, most often at the local video store, and while attending his campaign rallies.
Louis' academic education was focused on English, with a creative writing emphasis. He earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa, and still strives to continue writing in his spare time - an "after hours" poet. Some of his published works can be found online and on the shelf at select bookstores in St. Paul and Iowa City.
In addition to solving database curiosities and listening obsessively to David Bowie, Louis is a year-round bicycle commuter and barefoot runner. He resides in St. Paul with his wife, daughter, and dog.