Joe Quirk serves as "Seavangelist" at the Seasteading Institute. He has taught at Lekha School of Creative Writing in San Jose, California, and was a freelance science humor consultant at Pixar. Joe coleads a team working to establish the first seastead with unprecedented political autonomy in the waters of a host nation.
Patri Friedman received a BS in math from Harvey Mudd, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MBA from NYIT. In 2008 he founded The Seasteading Institute with seed funding from PayPal founder Peter Thiel. Patri, the grandson of economist Milton Friedman, currently works at Google.