Trevor Butcher was born in 1994, grew up in San Diego, California, and moved to Maryland before high school. He received his B.S. from West Virginia University, where he worked on the copper-catalyzed carboxylation of alkenes with Prof. Brian Popp. In 2016, Trevor moved to Berkeley and joined the group to study synthetic methodology. He is currently working in the area of allylic substitution. Outside of lab, Trevor enjoys listening to music, running, and skateboarding.