Rhett Baillie was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada in 1984 and grew up across the water in Vancouver. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Peter Legzdins, and continued with the same group for his doctoral studies. His graduate research focused on the transition-metal mediated functionalization of C-H bonds, including the conversion of methane and other hydrocarbons into unsymmetrical ketones. Upon completing his Ph.D. in 2016, Rhett joined the Hartwig group at UC Berkeley as NSERC postdoctoral fellow. He is currently working on developing new artificial organotransition metalloenzymes and evaluating their fundamental reactivity and application to catalysis. In his spare time, Rhett enjoys spending time with his wife, watching sports, and exploring the Bay Area.