Chris graduated from Evergreen State College, in Olympia, WA with a BS in Chemistry in 2017.


His studies mostly focused on organic and biochemistry, but also included topics such as genetics, microbiology, and endocrinology. As an undergraduate he became familiar with GC/MS and NMR spectroscopy identifying unknown substances.


After graduating college, Chris got a job as a lab tech in a QC lab where his duties were to create and test various types of microbiologic media. This introduced him to a laboratory working environment in the private sector. He used his time there to sharpen his tools as a scientist.


At MCA, Chris preps samples for a variety of analysis, operates chemical instrumentation, and analyzes data. In the future, Chris wants to work toward expanding his knowledge to other chemical instruments and conduct R&D.


Outside of the lab, Chris enjoys chopping wood, tanning leather, grilling large amounts of meat, parkour, being a black belt in karate, and watching Chuck Norris beat up bad guys.