Jevan Pradas is the author of The Awakened Ape: A Biohacker’s Guide to Evolutionary Fitness, Natural Ecstasy, and Stress-Free Living. Fascinated by existential questions, he earned his B.A. in Philosophy, and later worked in the Personality and Well-Being laboratory at San Francisco State University, while getting his M.A. in Mind, Brain and Behavior Research. After graduating, he started his career in the burgeoning field of brain training, conducting one-on-one training sessions with clients to improve their cognitive skills. He has traveled to the Amazon to live with hunter-gatherer tribes, and goes on meditation retreats at Buddhist monasteries whenever he has the chance.