Mr. Pederson graduated from Trinity University in 2015 with a B.S. in Engineering Science with a focus in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Physics and Mathematics. Mr. Pederson holds an Engineer in Training (EIT) certification in the state of Texas. His senior capstone involved designing and producing hardware to turn a standard vinyl property-line fence into a water retention tank. This project fueled his interest in sustainability and environmental issues. John is interested in urban planning, LEED certification, and the interaction between buildings and their surroundings. As a Master's student in the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making program, John ultimately hopes to build on his mechanical engineering background and pursue a career in environmental engineering and consulting.