For Craig Lorie, extensive work in the electrical engineering field naturally cultivated a love for software engineering. While it has been rare to find commercial positions that integrate the two disciplines in the past, advancing technologies will require greater attention to combining digital systems with design. This challenge is ultimately what brought him back to the classroom at George Mason University, as an adjunct faculty teaching digital systems. He joined the full-time faculty at the Volgenau School of Engineering in 2009. He considers himself a lifelong student and continues his education in subjects such as Java, C, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. His future goals include building code for bioinformatics solutions and applications.