Derrick graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and a minor in mathematics. While at UNLV, Derrick focused primarily on physical chemistry and conducted his senior research in computational chemistry. In his last semester of school, Derrick join NV Cann Labs and became its first laboratory technician. Since then, he’s learned about analytical chemistry and how it pertains to cannabis. Derrick is now a chemist at NV Cann. He is in charge of the heavy metal analysis and analyzes the portion of pesticides that can be detected by LCMS.