Drew received his BSc from Michigan State University (MSU) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Where he studied origin of life chemistry with Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein. Thereafter, he moved into biophysical research with Dr. Matthew Comstock studying electronic bacteria and optical tweezers. Throughout this time, he also collaborated with Adam Brown, a bio-artist, where he helped create [Ir]reverent: Miracles on Demand. In his spare time he enjoys art, climbing, and running.