Boris Sheludko was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He completed a five-year B.A./M.A. program at Wesleyan University majoring in Chemistry, and went on to work for three years at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Research center as a senior research technician. Since 2015, he has been at Rutgers University, working with both Drs. Alan Goldman and Fuat Celik on heterogeneous alkane dehydrogenation systems.