A seventh-generation Georgian, Loren attended the University of Georgia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in the dual majors of Political Science and Religion, and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004.
After finishing law school, Loren worked as an associate for eight years in a small Atlanta law firm specializing in the representation of individual plaintiffs. He now works independently as an attorney and certified legal mediator.
In 2012, Loren authored his first book, Bullspotting: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation, published by Prometheus Books. The book is an introductory guide to the principles of skepticism and critical thinking, educating the reader on the methods of identifying and avoiding conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, denialist beliefs, and the like. He has written articles and given public presentations on skeptical topics, such as pseudolaw.
Loren founded the Science! Superpac1, in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in America’s laws and among America’s lawmakers. He is also an active participant in local theater, having recently starred in such shows as Assassins and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Loren previously ran for State Representative as a Republican in 2015, but did not win the seat. However, he went on to serve as legislative advisor for the Democratic victor during the 2016 General Assembly session. Loren does not merely believe in bipartisan cooperation and discussion, he practices it.
Most accurately described as a classical liberal, Loren sometimes identifies as a Bull Moose candidate, a practice carried over from his write-in campaign for U.S. House in 2006. It reflect his fiscally conservative yet socially libertarian politics that don’t neatly fit into today’s Republican or Democratic parties.
1It’s not just flair; the exclamation point is officially part of the PAC’s legal name.