Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
B.A. Political Science and International Studies, Iowa State University, 2016
M.A. International Security, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, expected Fall 2018
Jake is interested in emerging security issues, small arms proliferation, and low-intensity conflicts. He also has a love for nature; he's hiked the Grand Canyon three times and recently returned from hiking the 480-mile Colorado Trail. When stuck in the city he likes good books, good coffee, and good company.