Prior to joining the MWK team, Collin served in the Peace Corps for 2 years as a coastal resource management volunteer in the Philippines. While serving he focused his efforts on solid waste management and coastal habitat conservation through community empowerment and education initiatives.
Leading up to Peace Corps, he worked with the Toner Lab at the University of Minnesota analyzing hydrothermal vent particles and assisted the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with sustainable, low-carbon city development research. He has a B.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Science.