To create a place of educational value for all people dedicated to doing the right thing for their respective communities through personal growth, professional development, talent, expertise, a drive to educate others, and civic engagement throughout Des Moines and elsewhere.
We at IQMOP believe that people have innate talents; and therefore, innate value. Their value is based on their willingness to share their wisdom and sense of discovery with the community. We believe that it is through the sharing of our collective wisdom and motivations, using civil discourse to educate others, that people of all identities can improve themselves, their families, and their communities. We believe this to be true throughout Iowa and Des Moines.
You, your colleagues, and your friends are each a wealth of information and talent. When we share, listen, educate, think, and respond professionally and civilly, we create synergies that advance our personal growth and professional development. All of that shared information might as well add up, figuratively, to a few IQ points. All of those IQ points need to be gathered somewhere. Our brains, like mops, soak up what's around us. This is true if you live in Des Moines, Iowa or Chicago, Illinois. The name is easy to remember and makes the process of learning fun: IQ + Mop = IQMOP.com.
Offering help as DrTaxRefund, our content curator, Brad Biren is also well-versed multitude of other subjects! Brad Biren is an American, gay, Jewish, autistic person, and survivor of traumatic brain injury. With a background in Elder Law and Tax law and a passion for crisis Medicaid planning, he has an extensive knowledge base. Brad specializes in assisting people with special needs and diverse talents who are overcoming sudden adversity. He utilizes his inspiring tale of overcoming unexpected adversity and uses it to help motivate others in the community to pursue their goals.
He was born in New York City and attended Cornell University, where he studied both design and botany. Soon after, he fell in love with the people of Iowa after moving here to attend the University of Iowa College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.). Later, Brad earned his LLM in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis to enhance his expertise. Brad is passionate about working with businesses to show that their most underutilized pool of untapped employee talent exists among the Autism and neuroatypical communities - especially those on the spectrum who are frequently overlooked by conventional hiring practices because of the blurred lines between dignity and disability.