A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dan Eldrige was raised in a military family and lived in California, Wyoming, Nebraska and Texas before moving to Western Pennsylvania. During his junior year at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied journalism, Dan circumnavigated the world as a student aboard the SS Universe Explorer, a 617-foot-long floating campus that visited ten countries on four continents in 100 days.
Before creating a career in journalism, Dan held dozens of jobs in a handful of fields. He worked as a bicycle messenger in San Francisco, a bookseller in New York City, a barista in Seattle, a taxi driver in Pittsburgh, an English teacher in Istanbul, and a busboy in Dublin. He currently resides in Philadelphia. You can learn more at mediabistro.com/ypmedia and at laborparty.wordpress.com.