Gardner is the son of Sarah Starck and Jay Boyce. In his free time, Gardner enjoys driving his car, photographing flowers, spending time with people he cares about, Star Wars, and reading about humanity’s scientific feats. He hopes to attend a UC, but will also be applying to Brown, where he plans to major in mechanical or aerospace engineering with either a minor or double major in physics. After college, he hopes to get a job building spaceships, and in his free time, he would like to restore old cars. Gardner says, “My experience at AR has been phenomenal. I am so incredibly thankful for the staff, and students, who have changed my life. AR is an accepting place filled with some of the most personable people ever. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities presented to me by AR." Gardner has earned 30 college units so far.