Meet our interns: Alex Metz

1step2life is very fortunate to have Alex Metz interning with us this summer. We have spent hours each day developing content for the Knowledge Base. Alex has spent much of his time researching and writing about the neuroscience of pain.

Alex is a senior at Oberlin College majoring in Creative Writing and Philosophy. He intends to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing as well as a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Metz previously worked as a writer for Oberlin College’s science magazine, The Synapse, and has written crosswords for The Oberlin Review. Fiction credits include “The Edge of Convergence” published electronically in Purple Prose Magazine, and “Lilac Hydrogen Jukebox” currently a long-list finalist for publication in Brain Mill Press’s science fiction anthology. Metz’s current project is Centuries, a collection of stories centering on humanity’s flight from Earth, our place in the cosmos, and the struggle of the individual to survive on planet steeped in the legacy of post-modernity. Metz’s work with 1step2life began in the spring of 2019.