John Pryor was born and raised in Central Missouri. He attended Missouri S&T and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in May 2014. He had a strong desire to join the Peace Corps, and when doing research stumbled upon the MI program at USF. John became very excited to join the MI program after emailing Dr. Mihelcic. He is unsure where he specifically would like to work after school, but is optimistic to the future and is keeping an open mind to any possibility.