Cody completed his undergraduate studies at Saginaw Valley State University (B.S. in Chemistry), where he performed research studying the cause of hypoxia events in a local watershed. He defended his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2018 while performing research in the lab of Dana Spence. His graduate school research utilized 3D-printing to fabricate novel tools for studying the effect of diabetes on bloodstream cells and proteins. During his post-doc, Cody managed a 3D-printing core Facility at MSU.