Ciarán Pollard graduated with a double honors bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Mathematics from Maynooth University, Ireland in 2006. Upon completion, he traveled throughout the South American continent and worked with various animal and human welfare organizations. Ciarán returned to Maynooth in 2009 to pursue his doctoral degree investigating the effects of climate change on economically important pests and diseases in potential energy crop. Ciaran submitted his thesis in October 2014 and he is set to defend his findings at a vivavoce in early 2015.
Ciarán is an avid footballer, cyclist, musician (clarinet and guitar) and photographer. He also has valuable experience in event management having been involved with the organization of Tedx Fullbright Dublin 2014 and president of Maynooth Students for Charity, Galway Cycle 2010, an annual event that involves cycling almost 400km from the east to the west of Ireland and back again, in order to raise funds in excess of €150,000 for different children's charities.
Ciarán is from Dublin with west of Ireland roots. He assists Dr. Stephen Robinson with Science studies in Champlain College Dublin Campus.