They are sons of a University of Minnesota forestry professor and a former science teacher turned environmental activist. They lived briefly in Australia and Argentina as youths before attending Mahtomedi High School and Grinnell College.
Henry is an artist in residence at the Canadian institute from which he earned a master's degree. He's the voice and the hand behind the popular MinutePhysics videos and is planning to start a MinuteEarth series.
Alex spent a year studying the impacts of global warming and westernization upon the diet and society of Arctic inhabitants. While he's waiting for graduate school acceptances he recently gave a presentation about his fellowship-funded trek at his local church.
The Reich brothers credit their parents and Mahtomedi teachers for inspiring an avidity for learning and imparting a global worldview.