Eric is currently a PhD student at the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University. His research focuses on finding improved strategies to foster collaboration in solving complex and interdisciplinary real world problems. A graduate of the inaugural Bachelor of Knowledge Integration cohort at the University of Waterloo, Eric regularly brings together disparate disciplines in his academic work. He maintains active research projects in the fields of innovation systems & social innovation; collaboration across knowledge systems, epistemologies, and sectors; and interdisciplinarity & sociotechnical integration. Outside of academia, Eric is deputy chief of the Student Emergency Medical Services at Arizona State University. He’s a strong advocate for and supporter of the arts, and an avid musician himself. In his spare time, he’s likely found hiking, camping, paddling, or otherwise traveling within and beyond the Southwest.