Chad Baumgardner is currently involved in a research internship at Assistive Technology Partners under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Patricia C. Heyn. He is a senior at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in pursuit of his undergraduate degree in Human Services with a focus in Mental Health Counseling. He plans on obtaining his Master of Social Work degree from Metro beginning in the Fall of 2014. Chad's career plans are to work with and help people with disabilities and underserved populations. As a music fanatic Chad enjoys spending his free time writing and performing across all genres, visiting his family and friends in his home state of Montana, and reading and collecting comic books. Chad is incredibly excited to make his first venture out of the United States for a trip to Iceland in the summer of 2013.