Conrad was born and raised in Ohio in a family that stressed conservative values and hard work. Conrad completed his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He then received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Cornell University in applied and engineering physics. Since 2002, he has worked as a research engineer developing microsystem experimental platforms for biological science applications. Conrad and his wife Natasha are raising three children in the Northeast Heights and attend City Church of Albuquerque.
In his first term in New Mexico’s 50th legislature, Conrad carried four bills that were signed into law:
- HB426 – Establishes updated guidelines for counties to inspect jail facilities
- SB337 – Allows counties to utilize vote centers on election day
- HB33 – Allows the Department of Health to designate hospitals as stroke centers
- HB256 – Provides relief from gross receipts tax pyramiding in the construction and manufacturing industries
In 2011, Conrad received the Spirit of Bipartisanship Rising Star Award from New Mexico First, a statewide, non profit, non partisan organization whose mission is to build consensus and inspire positive legislative action in New Mexico. For his legislative work with the counties, Conrad received the Soaring Eagle Award in 2012 from the New Mexico Association of Counties.