Zach Saunders is a Data Specialist for the Global Center for Automotive Performance (GCAPS). He joined GCAPS in 2018 after participating in the Information Technology Academy at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and earning certifications such as CompTIA Network+ and Security+. His persistence to solving problems and learning has allowed him to excel at GCAPS where he has taken on challenges in vehicle-to-everything communication and worked in software development. Additionally, he assists in leading the virtual 3-D environment generation efforts at GCAPS. Saunders’ determination to solve interesting challenges and adapt to advancements in technology aligns with GCAPS’ interests and goals.