Graduate Student Trainee
Kenneth received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-medical Biology (summa cum laude) and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature (summa cum laude) from Samford University in 2007. His research in the sciences focused on the bioengineering of cartilage in vitro, and was carried out with Dr. Derrick Dean's lab at UAB (Materials Sciences & Engineering). Kenneth then went on to receive a Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management through a joint program between MIT and the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2008. His master's thesis was performed in conjunction with Acciona Energy and evaluated the potential of using wind energy to produce hydrogen fuel for powering vehicles throughout Spain. Immediately after graduation he began working for Schlumberger, a Fortune 500 company, as a business analyst for their North American division, helping to save the company over $25M. In order to integrate his interests in business and economics, the health sciences, and preventive medicine, he enrolled in the Nutrition Sciences Ph.D. program at UAB. He is currently beginning research into the cost effectiveness of various weight loss interventions, as well as the economic and behavioral dynamics of incentives within the grocery store setting. In his spare time he is interested in fitness and gardening.