Andrew T. Bender received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Montana State University in 2015. During his undergraduate years, he worked with Engineers Without Borders and lead multiple engineering design and implementation teams that built sanitation and clean water projects in Western Kenya. He is currently completing his PhD at the University of Washington under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan D. Posner. He was a graduate fellow at the Institute of Translational Health Sciences in Seattle. He is currently a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow. His research interests include microfluidics, electrokinetics, and developing point-of-care molecular tests for infectious diseases.