After graduation, Eric began a career as a research scientist in the Space Biology Division at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. After more than 4 years at NASA he left to start his graduate studies in the Netherlands. Life in California and the Netherlands showed Eric how different Ohio could be with better representation in office. Progressive policies – such as guaranteeing healthcare for all people, a tuition-free educational system that is accessible to all, and ensuring that all workers have a living wage – not only serve the needs of the people but also protected those economies during the recession that continues to leave so many Ohioans behind.
Now at the University of Dayton, Eric is researching the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Outside of the lab he has partnered with a group of West Dayton religious leaders and community members on issues of poverty, public health, and healthcare access. Being in Congress is not an end goal or a life’s mission for Eric, it is a next step in a long career of advocacy and activism to improve the lives of all people in this country.