Austin Becker is a fourth year undergraduate in V&E, from Ojai CA. His interest in wine started in high school, when he helped some friends with the beginning stages of their vineyard. Since that point, he has immersed himself in winemaking. He interned at the UC Davis research winery, which naturally progressed to being involved with DEVO. DEVO has been important in bringing undergraduates, grad students, and PhD hopefuls in the department together, and Austin hopes to continue this special relationship and encourage more interest in the field.