Austin received his MS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and obtained his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa. During his undergraduate study, Austin had a strong focus and passion for the Pharmaceutical Industry. He is currently working as a Project Engineer to validate a vial packaging system, and he is a technical writer for the company’s maintenance engineering department. Austin has experience in technical writing, as he co-authored a peer-reviewed article in Circulation Research for his research in a biochemistry laboratory. Furthermore, he has experience in Chemical Process Safety and the preventative measures to ensure safety of operations and personnel. Austin has lead projects to troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and upgrade equipment for the University of Iowa, Chemical Engineering department. During his free time, Austin enjoys writing short stories, playing the saxophone, and visiting national parks.