ANDREW LOHSE grew up in Branchburg, NJ. He attended Dartmouth College, where he majored in English. At Dartmouth he was the Rush Chairman of notorious fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the Deputy Editor of The Dartmouth Independent, a columnist for The Dartmouth, and a contributor for both The Dartmouth Review and the Dartmouth Free Press; he also published columns in the New York Daily News and The Harvard Crimson, and was a 2011 poetry fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. Some of his articles—including a profile of 2008 Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, a series of op-eds on Dartmouth's Wall Street recruiting culture, and an expose of his fraternity's hazing practices—connected with a wide internet readership and were considered controversial. He was profiled by Rolling Stone in 2012. Also a freelance musician, Lohse lives in Vermont.