Tristan Michael Pelton is a senior at the University of Washington. He is studying English. He also hosts a local hip-hop oriented radio show on the UW radio station: Rainy Dawg Radio. He has been involved in various pro-underage music programs, particularly as a writer and editor for the all-ages website Mercurialsound.com. He also is vice-president of a local community group which eases the transition from high school to college for local students called Tyee Alum Group. His career goals include writing a book about the history of Seattle hip-hop.