In 2014, Sam Gill had received his B.A. in Chemistry from Occidental College. Then, in the fall of 2014, he entered the chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of California, Irvine and went on to join the Mobley lab. Sam’s current work includes implementing techniques used to enhance ligand binding mode sampling through the use of nonequilibrium candidate Monte Carlo (NCMC) to estimate different binding mode populations and their relative free energy. This work can be found and used in the BLUES (Binding modes of Ligands Using Enhanced Sampling) package.