Peter was born in California and raised in Florida. After attending Wesleyan University where he double majored in Chemistry and Earth Science, he moved to Pasadena for graduate school at Caltech. For his PhD, Peter worked on the low-temperature geochemistry of Mars using data returned from the Curiosity rover. Now, as a postdoc at CU Boulder, Peter works in the Colorado Thermochronology Research and Instrumentation Lab (CU TRaIL) on refining the history of uplift and chemical weathering in New Guinea to understand its impact on the Earth’s climate. Peter spends most of his free time outside hiking, skiing, and cycling. He especially enjoys spending time in the mountains when weather permits (and sometimes when it doesn’t).