Eric graduated from the University of Central Florida with his bachelor’s degree in Biology, and engaged in sea turtle research on the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge.  In addition to biology research, Eric previously served as a Library Systems and Technology senior technician where he specialized in administration of the Library's IT infrastructure via the SCCM suite.  He assembled the original Beta FabLab for the Library and has remained with it maintaining equipment and software, and is also responsible for repair and procurement. He is interested in growing the FabLab into a model for other academic makerspaces in Texas.