Social Justice editor Allan MacDonell is a Southern California semi-native who uncovered a passion for championing underdogs and exposing abuses of power while studying creative writing at San Francisco State University. His investigative reporting resulted in the 1998 resignation of House Speaker-elect Bob Livingston from the United States Congress. MacDonell has been a TakePart participant since February 2010. Google+
In fact, very few converts actually exist—going either way.