Aran is the Innovation Lead at San Domenico School and teaches philosophy, world religions, and Project Wayfinder. He has taught outdoor education, environmental science, world history, global studies, and international relations. He's designed an iPad program, given a TEDx talk titled: Video Games and Learning, and has written articles for PBS and other publications about education, technology, grit, creativity, and meaning. He hosts a podcast called Hungry Minds. Aran has a BA in Anthropology and Geography from Chico State University, an MA in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University, and a Social Science Teaching Credential from CSU, East Bay.