Aaron completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester, where he studied contamination in diffraction gratings and growth optimization of MoTe2. He also interned two summers at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) researching the interaction between tungsten and He plasma for nuclear fusion applications. In Fall 2019, he began a Ph.D . in Materials working under Chris Palmstrom to research MBE-grown topologically non-trivial Heusler alloys. In his spare time, he enjoys partaking in opportunities for free coffee around campus, going to the beach, and biking.