Born and raised on his family's organic farm in rural California, Jake Pasner earned his Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz (2019) in Particle Physics studying the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest international experiment. Jake’s research background in distributed computing and data visualization makes him well versed in the tools America needs to secure and operationalize our nations data in the age of artificial intelligence, climate change, and global pandemic. Bridging this gap from big tractors to big data, Jake is passionate about ensuring equal access to the new technologies of the information age and leveraging science for environmental justice.
Jake recieved his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from University of California Santa Cruz and his B.S. in physics from University of California Davis.
Service & Volunteering
- Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally
Technology Director - 2022 to present
- Data For Good
Co-Founder and Co-Chair - 2020
- Inagural SynBio Africa Conference
"Securing the African Data Revolution for Researchers: Policy Based Perspective"
- Data and Democracy Symposium