David Milby was an adventurous, light hearted kid growing up. As a teenager he had many dauntless adventures over the border into Canada, to his parents displeasure. However there was always something interesting to David about exploring new areas, which gave him a burning passion that led his decisions. After high school, David attended the St. Olaf College in North field Minnesota. St. Olaf was known for their study abroad programs, and David knew this going into it. So ceasing the opportunity, David and a few other classmates applied, and got accepted to a year long study abroad in Cairo, Egypt. They had been in the country for a couple of months when the outbreak hit. The students banded together and had a theory that the lower the population of a country was, the better chances they had of survival. They first traveled to Turkey, then Georgia. They stayed in Georgia for months, the population was very low before the outbreak, so it seemed fit. However a dispute in power in David's group of survivors lead him to leave his group and move into Russia, and after staying hidden for some time, he decided to head into ground zero, curious of what it may look like, and what adventures he will have.