Joel is a food safety and defense microbiologist. He was a Dept. of Homeland Security STEM Scholar, and interned at its food defense Center for Excellence – The National Center for Food Protection and Defense, at the University of Minnesota. Last semester, he worked with Valentin developing process innovation strategies in the Aerospace and Defense sector of Altran Technologies, a French technical consulting firm. Asi, his other main passion is in craft brewing. He was an Brewer‘s Apprentice at Old Harbor Brewery – Puerto Rico‘s oldest and largest microbrewery. A born researcher, his experiences in innovation consulting have led him to find balance between the analytical and the creative.