Born and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, John Paul graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) in 2019. After working as an engineer in the medical device field, John Paul decided to pursue a degree in law in hopes of a career in Intellectual Property. During his summer following 1L, he worked as a law clerk in the office of Patterson Thuente in Minneapolis. In the summer following 2L year, John Paul was a summer associate at the Chicago office of K&L Gates, where he plans to practice patent prosecution following graduation.