Gautam (pronounced “Gotham”) Narula is a writer and software engineer. He attended the University of Georgia from 2011-2014, where he studied Computer Science and Political Science as a Foundation Fellow and National Merit Scholar. He was also an alternate for the 2013 Thiel Fellowship. In 2008, Gautam became involved in the case of death row inmate Troy Davis, and was actively involved until Davis’s execution on September 21, 2011. During that time, he also interned for Amnesty International, a human rights organization. After raising over $11,000 in one month for its publication, he wrote Remain Free, an award-winning memoir detailing his friendship with Davis and years working on the case while exploring the issues that plague the death penalty and our justice system. All the profits from the book will be donated to the Innocence Project, a non-profit that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing.
Gautam has also written a book on chess and a few Android apps. In the past he was the co-founder and CEO of Circa, a tech startup, and wrote, edited, and occasionally coded for the Georgia Political Review, . In his free time, Gautam enjoys reading, writing, programming, playing chess, working out, and making so-bad-they’re-good puns. You can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out the contact form below.