Alexis Ohanian was born in Brooklyn, NY, but grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD, where he slowly realized his desire to play professional football would potentially not pan out. So, after graduating from UVA, he turned his efforts toward making the internet a better place. In addition to co-founding Reddit, he’s the best-selling author of “Without Their Permission” and activist for the open internet. While he is still patiently awaiting the news of his starting position in the NFL, he currently spends his free time investing in start-ups, passionately cheering on the Washington Redskins, and facetiming his cat, Karma. His mother always told him he was special.