John was born in 1998 and grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a B.S. in chemistry. While there, John worked in Prof. Tehshik Yoon’s lab on the development of photocatalytic benzylic amination reactions. In 2020, John moved to Berkeley and joined the Hartwig group. Outside of lab, John enjoys hiking, listening to music, and watching documentaries.