Spotlight on geekStarters: Ethan Agena

Meet Ethan who first joined the program in 2016 as a high-school student on UrbanTundra iGEM team.
10 Quick Questions for Ethan

  1. How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

I am currently a chemical engineering student who finds himself doing everything but school!
2. What do you love the most about your work/school?
I love that my degree program is very flexible which means that I can pursue industries that I am interested in, like biomanufacturing!

  1. What is your best accomplishment so far?

Being able to get to school by 8AM for a whole week now!

  1. What is something you are working towards right now?

I am currently working on a research project that aims to improve plastic degrading enzymes.

  1. How do you like to spend your downtime?

I enjoy watching channels like SciShow and Seeker on YouTube and drawing/painting.

  1. What is something you can’t imagine your life without?

“Avatar: The Last Airbender”

  1. What is one thing that people will be surprised to hear about you?

I’m still an iGEMer, three years and counting!

  1. What is something you are afraid of?

I am afraid of spilling coffee on my laptop.

  1. What would you like your work to be ten years from now?

Not sure yet… hopefully, I will be graduated by then!

  1. What is one thing you appreciate about geekStarter?

I truly appreciate how geekStarter inspires and connects people. Many doors were opened for me because of geekStarter!