B.A., Whitman College, 2022
Growing up in a Coast Guard family, Zane moved around the U.S. a bit as a kid but spent most of his time living between Homer and Juneau, Alaska. He attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where he received his B.A in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology in 2022. During his time there, his research in the Collins Lab focused on developing novel chemoenzymatic syntheses of epoxyquinoid natural products. When not focusing on his chemistry, Zane spends his time reading fantasy novels, playing his guitar, heading to the gym, or enjoying a swim or run.
- Zane spent two years working in the Washington wine industry. During that time, he became a bona fide wine nerd, in love with soil types and diurnal shifts.
- In 2021, Zane spent months training for and racing the Badger Mountain Ultramarathon and the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon.
- Zane grew up with two chocolate labs and is counting the days until he can get a dog of his own.