Jake moved to Houston in 2008 to attend Rice University for a Ph.D. in Geophysics. His research focused on offshore freshwater emplacement during recent glaciations. He now works as an exploration geophysicist for BP America where he has worked in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, and Trinidad and Tobago. He also led BP’s national LGBTQ+ employee resource group for 2 years, a group tasked with improving LGBTQ+ workplace benefits and educating staff on LGBTQ+ workplace issues across the US. On a more personal level, Jake enjoys cooking wholesome food from scratch and hosting friends for dinner. He is an amateur artist, a voracious traveler, and an enthusiast for classic movies.