Seth Payne is a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In 2008, Seth graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University with an M.A. in Religion. At Yale, Seth focused his studies on theological and political ethics as well as Mormon Studies. Seth’s academic interest remains centered on practical ethics and their real-world application and, as a member of the American Academy of Religion; Seth has presented several papers on these topics at regional meetings over the past several years.
In 2006, Seth joined with Richard Bushman, Terryl Givens, Ariel Bybee Laughton, and Taylor Petrey to organize the now bi-annual Faith & Knowledge conference series; an academic conference dedicated to exploring issues and challenges unique to LDS graduate students of religious studies.
Seth currently works in Seattle as a Sr. Product Manager in the high-tech software industry. Prior to this, Seth lived and worked in Manhattan developing technology and data solutions for global capital markets.
Seth holds an MBA from New York University and a B.S. in Management from Brigham Young University.