I’m a 26 year old plant scientist and an advocate for mental health, acknowledging failure, and connecting science to everyday experiences. I’m particularly interested in science literacy and science accessibility. I’m also a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University. Rather than working at a bench mixing chemicals, my research takes me outside. I study how our changing environment affects leaf-level chemical emissions, which in turn affect our environment. When I’m not stressing plants, I’m baking sweets, making art, playing games (board & video), or admiring trees outside.
Prior to graduate school, Brandon worked as a data scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he developed technologies for American security. Brandon holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Penn State University.
Outside of work, Brandon dances, plays piano, and does improv. To learn more about Brandon’s climate education toolkit, please see www.earthDNA.org/ambassadors.”