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Allan Cogan

Currently working on the Strategic Research and Legal Policy team at Pacific Legal Foundation in the Washington D.C. area, Allan conducts critical social science research helping to invigorate constitutional awareness and protect individual liberty. He also serves in the Army National Guard and is currently working to become an officer.

Having completed both his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Science in Community Engagement & Education Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Allan has worked diligently to chase his ambition of working in public service and research, and has solidified his values in liberty, democracy, and education.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Allan is an avid bowler—even bowling competitively with the UW-Milwaukee bowling team around the nation during his undergraduate career. When not on the lanes, Allan enjoys working out, running, writing, and enjoying whiskey with the occasional cigar. Additionally, a connoisseur of music (often labeled an old soul), Allan plays multiple instruments, with violin and guitar being his forte and blues/jazz his first love.

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Grant Brown

Having spent four years after leaving film school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee working odd jobs while supporting his dream of filmmaking, Grant now works as a Multimedia Producer helping to create Pacific Legal Foundation's YouTube series, photographic storytelling, and the breakout SCOTUS-junkie podcast Dissed. Grant’s relentless creative spirit previously led him to developing his debut feature narrative film Scotch Tension, a small town romance that met incredible reception at the Milwaukee Film Festival in 2020, - all the while producing The Cogan Conversation. 

In true contrarian fashion, Grant will often spend far too much of his free time trying to convince you that Rogue One is the worst Star Wars movie ever produced, and would much prefer a DCEU film over a Marvel movie any day of the week. Outside of that, he enjoys sharpening his very novice culinary and baking skills, letting off steam in any number of Soulslike games, and partaking in a glass of bourbon on the rocks.

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