Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
BA Political Science and International Studies, Iowa State University, 2016
MA International Security, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Spring 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 as well as the 480-mile Colorado Trail. When stuck in the city he likes good books, good coffee, and good company.