I first met Austin because he was a TA for a science class I took. I didn't mean any offense to the teacher, but I was pretty sure I learned more from Austin than from the actual teacher. He seemed much more accessible and willing to answer my questions, even though some of them were probably silly to him. Austin was a lot of the reason why I looked forward to that class and why I now love science as much as he did.
I didn't have to know him outside of the scientific realm to know that he was an intelligent and kind person, though I wish I did. Rest in peace, Austin, and know that you won't be forgotten among your family and friends.