Nick Watkins grew up in San Diego, California and came to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2015. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry. He joined the Hartwig group in January of 2017 and is working with Rhett Baillie and Brandon Bloomer on the expression and purification of proteins to be used for the abiological cyclopropanation of terpenes. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, playing soccer, and exploring San Francisco.