Born in Seoul and raised in many places, Nalbeat Kwon is a writer, artist, street photographer, blues harmonica player, former mines & munitions specialist, former screamer in a metal band, and an editor for an online men's lifestyle publication. Kwon holds a BS in Environmental Geoscience from Texas A&M University and an MS in Energy and Earth Resources with a focus on groundwater management from the University of Texas at Austin. Kwon is a scientist by training, and an artist by nature. (Consequently, he has two resumes.) He understands the importance of holistic methods and providing a bridge between disciplines, both in science and in art. In science, it means interdisciplinary research; in art, it means film.