Gavin began his career as a mechanical engineer and holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, along with a Master Professionnel from École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) in Metz, France. After three years working as a Research Engineer at the satellite research and development company Busek, he decided to go back to school to follow his lifelong passion for the environment. Gavin received a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School in 2013. Since graduating from Bren, he has worked at emLab (formerly Sustainable Fisheries Group) and focuses on using data to better understand and address global environmental and social challenges. The tools he uses include bioeconomic fisheries forecasting modeling, data-limited small-scale fisheries assessment and management, program impact evaluation and econometrics, decision support tool web app development, and big data and machine learning. Gavin is a PADI Divemaster and AAUS Scientific Diver and also enjoys cycling, trail running, backpacking, bikepacking, reading, and cooking with local sustainable food.