The Nerd: John Knetemann

I currently attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in which I study Interdisciplinary Sciences with my emphasis in Geology, and I work for the IT department at my school. I grew up in Aurora, Colorado, and am absolutely in love with the place!

For my professional past, I was a writer for the Weed Blog, which was an enormous amount of fun. I have written for Students For Liberty’s website, as well as Lingo Hut’s website. I have been a leader and an activist in Students For Liberty for over 4 years, as well as been involved with Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. In SFL I have held the position of Campus Coordinator, Great Plains Regional Director, Co-Chairman of the North American Executive Board, Communications Chair, and Master of Ceremonies for the International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC). I have also worked as an energy policy intern at the Independence Institute in Denver, Colorado.

For my personal past, I have read too many books and played way too many video games. My favorite video game of all time is Guild Wars. Guild Wars 2 is cool, but I like to keep it original. I am currently incredibly addicted to Blizzard’s new game: Overwatch. However, I think that addiction will change once Sid Meyer’s Civilization 6 is released. For books, my number 1 recommendation for you to read is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It is absolutely fantastic, and you won’t regret getting the book.

I hope you enjoy my writing!