In high school, I became interested in alternative energy and made the decision to pursue chemical engineering. As an undergrad, I developed an interest in bioenergy, ultimately working in several biofuels facilities. My time in industry and pursuing a graduate degree made me want to work specifically with microorganisms to help save the world, thus I find myself at Newleaf. Naturally, I love brewing and drinking beer, with a short stint as a professional brewer on my resume. I also enjoy lifting extremely heavy weight, real world and fantasy sports, time with my girlfriend and our dogs, and reading among many other hobbies/passions.