Aaron received his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado - Boulder. During his undergraduate career, he was a member of the McBride Honors Program, studied abroad in Newcastle, Australia, and received an Honors Enrichment Scholarship to intern at TechIDEAS, a software development company in Barcelona, during the summer of 2014. Additionally, he participated in research investigating the effects of tailored, reclaimed water on the irrigation of turfgrass as an undergraduate research assistant. After graduation, Aaron spent a year in Akita, Japan as an English teacher, while volunteering at Save the Water, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to water contamination research. His current research involves the simulation of current and projected montane snowpacks for the preservation of the wolverine in the western United States. Aaron is originally from Grand Junction, CO, and enjoys travel, exercise, painting, and frolicking in the great outdoors.