Colin joined BAL after spending the six months working at Cal Poly as a research technician for a wastewater treatment project. He graduated from UW with a bachelor’s in Chemistry, and worked in the lab with the Drobny Research Group at UW as well as at Lumen Bioscience. Colin spent several years living overseas as a child, but most of his childhood was spent in Santa Barbara, CA. A true Californian, he loves In-N-Out fries dipped in chocolate shakes. Colin is an avid backpacker and has spent several summers backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, an accomplishment for which he feels a lot of pride in his ability to take on the difficult challenge successfully.