Mr. McTigue graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor of science degree in molecular-and microbiology. During his undergraduate studies he pursued cardiovascular stem cell research and worked as a teaching assistant for human anatomy. After graduation he worked as a high school chemistry teacher at a Title 1 school, working with an underserved student population. During this time he had the opportunity to mentor students and coach varsity baseball. He also worked to establish a new program at the school which allowed students to participate in the school district science fair. After serving his local community, he decided to continue his studies at Rice University in Bioscience Research and Health Policy. His focus includes biotech policy, regulatory affairs and health policy and he intends to bridging the gap between scientists and decisions makers. Kevin completed his internship on the White House campus with the Office of Science & Technology Policy in Washington D.C. He secured employment in Washington and is working as a professional science policy analyst at the National Cancer Institute, part of NIH.