Our Team

Founding Members

Peter Kaemingk graduated from St. John's College. Here he developed, above all, an interest in church-state relations and seeks to promote further thought about it in the public and private spheres, such as his involvement in Stichting Paradosis and his participation at the Hertog Foundation's Summer Course Program. He is currently a graduate student of Theology at Harvard Divinity School. Peter is from Zeist, the Netherlands.

Roles in The Reeds:  "Essays" - Strategy - Academic Relations

Francisco Contreras Moràn graduated from St. John's College, where he read the Great Books with a view towards strategic thinking and worked as a writing and Ancient Greek assistant. Prior to St. John's, he spent years teaching and doing curriculum design and has done teaching internships in Beijing, Oxford, and San Francisco. He is currently doing consulting work at the intersection of alternative education, economics, distributed systems, and governance innovation. Francisco is from Puebla, Mexico. 

Roles in The Reeds: Public Relations - Ventures - Strategy 

Damon Kutzin is interested in metaphysics and the limits and scope of philosophy. He is a graduate of St. John's College, where he co-founded study groups on universal grammar and constructed languages, as well as studied the history of mathematics and science with an eye towards philosophical foundations. Damon spent his childhood in Scandinavia, Western Europe, and Central Asia, and is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he continues to pursue his philosophical interests.

Roles in The Reeds:  Operations - Webmaster - "The Agora" 

Zihan Mei is pursuing his JD degree at Boston University's School of Law. He is also a graduate of St. John's College. During his time at St. John's Zihan worked as a mathematics assistant and interned with Guantao Law Firm, a top law firm in China. His interests are broad and inter-disciplinary, from ancient Chinese poetry to Latin American literature. Zihan is from Hangzhou, China.

Roles in The Reeds:  Legal - "Essays" - Academic Relations

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