Dr. Austin grew up in beautiful Carmel, Indiana and attended Carmel High School where she enjoyed academics and swimming. She was a Dean's List student and member of the State Champion Carmel Women's Swim Team, a title they've held for the past 23 years. Dr. Austin holds the Junior Varsity Record in the 100 yard butterfly. She spent her summers in Indiana working as a certified American Red Cross lifeguard.
Dr. Gregory Mazur was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but because he grew up in a military family, lived briefly in Maine before settling down for most of his childhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Mazur attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in chemistry.