Matthew Oleszczak graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Ecology and Conservation Biology in 2017. Along with his educational experience, he performed genetic crosses and studied disease resistance among soybean plants in an undergraduate lab. Matthew has a diverse background working as a leader in community organizations and developing curriculum as an educator at the Lincoln Park Zoo. He also has two years of experience as a lab technician on a production/quality assurance team.