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 or sci-fi novels, playing his guitar, heading to the gym, or spending time with his girlfriend and dog.
- Zane spent two years working in the Washington wine industry in Walla Walla. During that time, he became a bona fide wine nerd, obsessed with terroir.
- In 2021, Zane spent months training for and racing the Badger Mountain Ultramarathon and the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon.
- Zane and his girlfriend, Sarah, are proud dog parents to their new Bernedoodle, Phoebe