Steven Lund was born in Minnesota. He majored in physics and mathematics at St. Olaf College (2006) and earned a Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University (2012). At Iowa State University, he served as a teaching assistant, research assistant and statistical consultant. His dissertation focused on using hierarchical models to identify differential expression from microarray or RNA-seq data. Steve also completed research assistantships in the physics departments of St. Olaf College and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, as well as the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at the Mayo Clinic. Steve joined NIST's Statistical Engineering Division as a mathematical statistician in February, 2012.