Todd Gallinger is an professional attorney and activist and amateur philosopher and naturalist.  He currently works as Director of Chapter Development for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy group.  Todd has a Bachelors in Religious Studies from U.C. Santa Barabara and a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School and is currently pursuing an M.A. is Islamic Leadership at Bayan Claremont.

Prior to joining CAIR, Todd was in the private practice of law in Southern California.  He represented numerous small businesses and non-profit organizations, including religious and interfaith institutions.  Todd served on the board of the New Horizons School in Irvine and was president of the CAIR-CA PAC.

Todd fancies himself a thinker, and reads quite a few books on religions, especially Islam, philosophy, especially existential and post-modern, social sciences, and occasionally a novel.