Born and raised in Tajikistan, Mirzo graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. He has always had a passion for technology, renewables, and the natural world. Currently, he is a full-time employee at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO working as a research assistant on next-generation photovoltaics. Mirzo is excited to be part of the PBT field team and to provide his engineering expertise. He currently lives in Lakewood, Colorado, and can usually be found snowboarding, camping, or climbing.