Austin was raised in Portland, Oregon. He is a sophomore psychology major with a minor in global business and literacy. His favorite subfield of psychology is positive psychology, which studies happiness and well-being. He is thrilled to be participating in Project M.E.D.I.A. and is excited at the opportunity to take part in research that pushes the knowledge boundary. In his free time, Austin enjoys playing the guitar, going to concerts, hiking, fishing, and telling everyone how great the Pacific Northwest is.