Michael Drew earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. After moving to the Bay Area, he worked for a robotics startup company before returning to graduate school. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with concentrations in Controls and Dynamics from UC Berkeley. From 2005 – 2007 he was a Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at SCU. He currently works at NASA Ames as a research analyst in the Air Traffic Management division, and is a part time adjunct at SCU.