Adam grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin and earned his Bachelors in Physics, Math, and Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the spring of 2015. While there he did biomaterials research with Pupa Gilbert on nacre and other hard biominerals. In the fall of 2015 he started the Ph.D. program at CU Boulder in Physics. The following summer he joined the KM group and now focuses on Magneto-Optics research. In his spare time he enjoys climbing, going to concerts, and drawing.