John graduated from Caltech with a PhD in environmental science and engineering. He received his BS in environmental science and a BA in business economics from UC Irvine. John worked on a variety of projects while in Irvine that included the economics of urban bus pollution, time at the Large Hadron Collider studying graviton decay, and electrode design in microbial fuel cells. John spent a year abroad in Norway on a Fulbright scholarship studying arctic mercury pollution. At Caltech, John researched the chemical and physical mechanisms of calcite dissolution in seawater.
John is currently a Senior Climate Data Analyst at Four Twenty Seven (427).