Jake works as a program analyst for Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation that supports technological solutions to ocean problems. A San Francisco native, Jake graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in international relations with a global environment emphasis, and a minor in English. As an undergraduate, Jake interned at then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office, covering environmental issues. He has a background working at in the intersection between economics and sustainability, and is passionate about preventing bycatch and restoring coral reefs.