Drew joins us from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA, where he was an Assistant Professor of Geology. As a researcher, Drew leveraged data science to study topics in sedimentary geology, paleontology, and geobiology, particularly how environments and lifeforms have co-evolved and changed over time. He received numerous research grants, conducted field work on five continents, and published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and articles. As a professor, Drew taught classes and helped create new courses, majors, and minors in data science, environmental science, and sustainability. He co-managed the Cornell College Geology department and program, and he curated the Anderson Geology Museum. After earning his Ph.D. in Geoscience from Virginia Tech University, Drew was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, where he collaborated with international researchers to help develop a “Deep Time Data Infrastructure” for studying the co-evolution of life and environments over billions of years of Earth history; and at the University of Texas, where he developed and applied new computational methods for analyzing the appearance and disappearance rates of marine animal communities change in response to events like mass extinctions and episodes of climate change. Previously, Drew earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Drew grew up in Allentown, NJ. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, gaming, horseback riding, and collecting vintage vinyl LPs, street signs, and advertisements.