Zach has always been fascinated by the bizarre life within the ocean. In 2020, he graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. During his undergraduate career, he tutored fellow students and researched jellyfish predation on copepods at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. It was here that his love for alien-like invertebrates solidified, and anything involving squishy or segmented animals drew him in. He wants to show people how beautiful, complex, and important these seemingly simple organisms are to their environment, and to us. He is also interested in the captive care and life histories of these animals, for research and ornamental use. When he is not doing research, Zach is tending to his houseplants and terrariums, or doing fun and casual biology streams online.