Zach graduated from Iowa with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Sustainability in the spring of 2013. Zach held various positions within the Iowa City community to help contribute to a better environment and community. He was involved at Research Fellowship, Iowa City Summer of Solutions, and The Englert Theatre. Zach even traveled to Gurgaon, India where he was an Intern at the Institute for Rural Research and design. Here, Zach conducted economic analysis of subsistence farming methods throughout villages.