Drew Chapman

Math/Science Teacher/Mentor

Drew was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo. Directly following his graduation, he moved to sunny LA under the promise of not having to shovel snow anymore, and went to work for Hughes Aircraft. After spending 31 years in the aerospace industry working as a Systems Engineer mostly in the area of satellite visible and IR sensors, Drew retired from the industry in 2016.

Drew has always enjoyed working and mentoring young students and volunteered at his daughter’s elementary school in the areas of classroom reading, running science labs, and holding a position on the school’s site council for 4 years. Drew enjoys travel, following any Buffalo sports team (with the associated yearly heartbreak), playing the piano, and listening to music of almost any type, with a specific fondness for the works of Igor Stravinsky and Emerson Lake and Palmer. He also treasures the time he is able to spend with his wife, daughter, 2 dogs and the aforementioned Vinny.

Drew is absolutely thrilled to be part of the Fusion team and culture!