Ray Traietti has worked at Harvard for 28 years in programing and performance venue management with a focus on historical architectural preservation. Ray’s foundational educational experience was at the experimental democratic public high school, School-Within-a-School in Brookline Massachusetts. His time there taught him to appreciate both the power and fragility of democracy. He received a BA from Bard College where he studied with A.J Ayer, read the American Pragmatists and wrote his senior thesis on Richard Rorty. He has a deep attachment to the forests of New England.