MICHAEL LEVITIN is a journalist and co-founding editor of The Occupied Wall Street Journal. He started as a reporter covering the Cochabamba Water War in 2000 for the La Paz English-language newspaper Bolivian Times. He later earned his master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and worked as a foreign correspondent in Barcelona and Berlin covering politics, culture, and climate change. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Newsweek, Time, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. His debut novel, Disposable Man, was published in 2019. He teaches journalism at a college in the San Francisco East Bay, where he lives with his partner and daughter.