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The Maximin Project is comprised of a small team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds including graphic design, web development, data visualization, economic development and advertising/journalism. However, at this point in our development, these are the people you should probably be talking to:
Steven created the Maximin Project in direct response to his experience as an ethics instructor in the Philosophy Department at The Ohio State University. After several years of teaching, he came to realize that educating students about the ethics of extreme poverty was simply not enough. If those students were going to be mobilized into action, they needed to know how they could best invest their personal resources in providing efficient and effective aid to the people in greatest need. Leveraging his own past experience in web development, he founded the Maximin Project to work toward the creation of a well-designed, modern website focused on the elimination of extreme poverty.
Brian joined the Maximin Project after receiving his M.A. in Peace & Justice Studies with a focus on Socioeconomic Development at the University of San Diego. He has fervently been exploring ways to overcome the challenges faced by the world's poorest since high school. After obtaining a B.A. in History from the Ohio State University and dedicating three years to social work with the poor and mentally ill population, he attended graduate school where he studied the challenges of land, food, and biofuels among the extremely impoverished in Mozambique. Equipped with extensive knowledge and empowered by a passion for social justice, Brian is excited to roll up his sleeves and put his research to work with the Maximin team.
Peter comes to Maximin with a history in small business administration and community economic development. He has spent five years as the owner and manager of a Columbus-based audiology practice and serves on the Board of Directors for the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce. As the Chamber's Vice Chair of Government Affairs & Economic Development, he enjoys interfacing with local officials and small business owners to boost financial stability and quality of life for residents of his local community. Peter brings to Maximin a keen eye for the economic sustainability of small-scale organizations, community-based development initiatives, and entrepreneurial endeavors both local and global.