Pat McCann has been an Atheist and practicing Humanist for 40 years but officially discovered Humanism only 10 years ago. He began his activism for the secular community of Connecticut in 2012 after attending the first Reason Rally. Pat is the current President of the Hartford Area Humanists, the current chair of the Secular Coalition for Connecticut, and a current co-chair of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason. Pat has earned a BS in Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an MS in Molecular Biology from Rutgers University, and an MBA in Marketing from UConn. For the past 30 years Pat has worked as a research scientist in Academia, Biotech, and big Pharma; as an IT project manager in big Pharma; and as an internal consultant also in big Pharma. He is currently a business analyst in the Global Product Development division at Pfizer in Groton. In what little time he has left, Pat studies Washin-ryu Karate-do with the love of his life, Elisabeth Brown. They are both 3rd degree black belts and certified instructors.