Dean studied marketing at Syracuse University and entered the Marine Corps via the OCC. He served for seven years as a Combat Engineer and Operations Officer, deploying in support Operation Enduring Freedom. In his last billet, he served as the technical manager for several DOD technology projects. In 2017, he completed the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail.
Dean will spend summer 2019 in Austin at Dell as a graduate intern for the company’s marketing division. He currently lives in Houston’s Museum District with his lab-mix, Hesco. In his free time, Dean enjoys following politics and spending time outdoors.