Brent Horning has been exploring wellness and cross-cultural exchange since moving to California from Michigan in 2001. He gained extensive somatic awareness through his 13 years as a Certified Massage Therapist. He holds a certification as a Yoga and Meditation instructor since 2007. He was certified as a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor at UCLA Extension and after completing the state exam and clinical work requirements, he earned the CADC-1 credential.
He is currently continuing his education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, maintaining involvement with Minorities in Anthropology, and as a founding member of the UCSC Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society. He is a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship, and Benjamin Gilman Scholarship for 2022. This includes intensive Bengali/Bangla language study in Kolkata, India for the summer and Cultural Anthropology fieldwork in Santineketan until the end of the year.