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, Spain 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. In the summer of 2017 he participated in the National Water Center Summer Institute in Tuscaloosa, AL to develop a statistically-based analytical tool for the National Water Model. His current research involves the quantification and modeling of wildfire effects on sedimentation and runoff in the U.S. West.