A struggling assistant professor at Choriopolis U.
Raymond “Ray” Shepherd has a PhD in ＿＿＿＿ (he wasn’t quite cut out for ＿＿＿＿ Engineering) from CU and will be up for tenure/actual professorship sometime within the next year. He has trouble getting grants for his research in ＿＿＿＿ despite making some contacts with government agencies. As an undergrad, he partied with his Fraternity, Lambda Lambda Lambda, but has become distant from that scene. Now in his late 20’s, Ray is trying to focus on this make or break point of his career.