In a past life I was the Media Liaison for the Official Opposition of Alberta. I had been heavily involved in provincial and federal politics since my teenage years, but I recently left partisan life to go back to my original love of observing and studying politics. You can find me on #ableg as @jbsno1. IRL, most people know me as “The Santos” (with the definite article).
I studied political science at the University of Calgary and even took a few courses from members of the (in)famous ‘Calgary School’, who are the godfathers of modern-day Canadian conservatism. Unlike many political science majors, my favourite aspect of the field is quantitative analysis, and I wrote an undergrad thesis titled, “From Out of Right Field: Ideological Trends in Conservative Voters from 1988 to 2004.”
When not following politics, I try to be outdoors, usually on a bike, but sometimes on foot on a mountain.