John began working on deciphering football-sized spherical nodules (microbialites?) from Mongolian sediments in Fall 2015, and by Spring 2016 he was working on sediments that cross the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary from the Namur-Dinant basin in Belgium.
In 2016 he was named a runner up in the AGU Data Visualization contest for his virtual reality work in tectonic reconstructions. He is now teaching robotics at Wake Tech Community College.
(B.S. 2017, Appalachian State University)