Ian graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in the Science of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. His own experiences in weightlifting led him to realize the importance of the role of nutrition in maximizing performance. This curiosity ended with the completion of an MS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Virginia Tech. He firmly believes that it is nearly impossible to optimize performance without nutrition and vice versa. In his free time, Ian enjoys trying new workouts and foods, and following up on personal research inquiries. In 10 years, he sees himself as an established and active member in the fields of human nutrition, kinesiology, and exercise physiology as they relate to research and academia.