The eldest son of a late U.S. Congressman father and political activist mother, Nick Begich is a well-known author, political activist, and researcher. Nick Begich has dedicated most of his adult life to his independent research in the sciences and politics. Twice elected President of the Alaska Federation of Teachers and the Anchorage Council of Education, Begich is the publisher and co-owner of Earthpulse Press. Begich received a Doctor of Medicine (Medicina Alternitiva) for independent work in health and political science from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines in Colombo, Sri Lanka.