Michael Evans received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2008. He is currently a graduate student in the Chemistry department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, studying chemical education and educational technology. The goal of his research is the design, development, and evaluation of web-based tools for organic chemical education. He is also a Graduate Affiliate at UIUC's Center for Teaching Excellence and the webmaster of, the website of the secondary reference Organic Reactions. In his spare time he enjoys running, cooking, and playing chess.