John is the Vice President for Finance at oSTEM. A Ph.D. student in the Cornell Entomology field, John is interested in animal-microbe symbioses and microbe-mediated animal behavior, in particular he works with fruit flies and their gut microbes to address these issues. John previously earned a B.S. and M.S. in Microbiology at the University of Arizona. First introduced to oSTEM while at University of Arizona, John has continued to be a part of this great organization as officer at the Cornell chapter and volunteering with the National Conference Sponsorship Committee. He looks forward to contributing to the oSTEM National Conference as the 2017 Sponsorship chair and helping to supply attendees with new networking opportunities through industry (private and non-profit) and academia.