Kevin received undergraduate degrees in Biology and Anthropology at the University of Washington Seattle and a PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. His doctoral thesis focused on identifying and characterizing genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying maternal transmission of asthma risk. He served as a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow and received a Graduate Global Impact Scholarship to lead a research study on the genetics of infection at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. As a postdoctoral scholar in the Lynch lab at UCSF, he is studying host-microbe interactions in early life and their impact on health and disease throughout the lifespan. His broad scientific goal is to understand the etiology of biological phenomena and transform basic science findings into meaningful diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. He is also passionate about outreach and mentorship and has served as a coordinator for the UW Genomics for Minorities Project and as an instructor for high school and undergraduate students in Phoenix, Arizona and in Oaxaca, Mexico as part of the Clubes de Ciencia initiative.