After earning his BA in German at Boise State University, Aaron went on to teach English in China and Austria. In 2013, he obtained his MA in Technical Communication before working as a technical writer at Hewlett-Packard. He currently teaches German at the University of Washington.
In 2016, Aaron began his work towards a Ph.D. in Seattle, with a focus on Austrian and works by authors whose native language is not German. The focus of his dissertation is on writers from former Yugoslavia who write in German.