My experiences and interests are diverse. Born in California my family originated in Scandinavia. I am currently working at the Sooam Biotech Research Institute. I have a background in organic agriculture, bachelors in biology, masters in applied biotechnology and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the created world. I was born and raised outside of a small town in California, moved through the US during my bachelors, working summers and free time with work on and related to the family farm. After college I returned home and became even more involved with agriculture. I worked for several years before pursuing my masters, to try and satiate some of my curiosity for the natural world. During this time, I was able to do missions work in Nicaragua where I learned Spanish and developed a heart for the developing world. Having long desired to return to my ancestral home, combined with the fact that the universities are rated some of the highest in the world, I moved to Uppsala Sweden where I completed my masters in Applied Biotechnology. Afterwards I moved to Lund University to do my doctoral work in the department of Experimental Medical Science and the department of Laboratory Medicine, where I focused on work related to cancer and the extracellular matrix. Following my PhD, I transitioned to Seoul, South Korea to work with and develop techniques for the preservation and restoration of endangered and extinct species.