Shawn Reilly better known as Sili-con Shawn, is in their final year of study at Vanderbilt University, where they will graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Development with a focus in mentorship and education. They have worked with young people since working as a camp counselor since they were 16. Prior to Mr. Bond’s Science Guys, they spent three years working in youth development environments in Nashville for companies such as The Pencil Foundation and Oasis Center. After graduation, Shawn plans to pursue further degrees in education and youth development, with a focus on informal learning settings. Beyond young people and education, Reilly has a special interest in succulents and air plants, insects, bugs, and their two cats, Camus and Frankenstein.