Connor earned his B.S. and M.Eng. from Cornell University where he studied electrical transport properties of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides using 4 point probe techniques and the hall effect. Post-graduation he worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory developing circuits for testing satellite electronics. He joined the Palmstrøm group in the summer of 2018 when he came to UCSB to pursue his Ph.D. in the Electrical Engineering department. Connor currently researches AFM/FM interfaces on III-V semiconductors for the realization of Majorana fermions. In his spare time, Connor is an avid fencer. Currently, he competes for the UCSB fencing team.