Jake completed a Bachelors of Software Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and has been working across the world ever since. He spent his third year of university at Caltech in California which fueled his desire to travel around the world. Following graduation, he headed to Boston for a summer of research at Harvard University. Afterwards he began a long-term project with researchers at the University of Glasgow and Yorkhill Children's Hospital to emulate visual problems in children and help parents and carers better understand the problems. Four months in Nairobi in early 2010 gave him an opportunity to experience a completely different culture while teaching maths and science to teenagers in Kibera.
Always looking for interesting applications of his degree, Jake headed to Rarotonga in early 2011 to work with the Whale Research group. He has since worked on projects looking at GPS data for the Cook Islands and the South Pacific in general. Furthermore he's begun a project with Travis Horton at the University of Canterbury analysing animal migratory routes.