Jake worked in the Renewable Resources Lab as a Co-op student in the summer of 2009, working on the design of a two-axis portable interferometer for ESPI use. His following Co-op terms found him working for Metro Vancouver in the Asset Management department and traveling overseas to work at a Laser Research Centre in Hannover, Germany. After completing his undergrad at UBC he joined Rio Tinto Primary Metals and moved up to Kitimat, BC where he enjoyed being challenged by work as a Maintenance Engineer responsible for problem solving mechanical issues in the garage and plantwide utilities of a 200 MT/year aluminum smelter.
After a year and a half of life in small town BC, Jake decided to leave Kitimat and Rio Tinto to pursue opportunities and adventure in Australia. After pitstops in Thailand and Cambodia, he arrived in Melbourne, where he is presently searching for a new job and new opportunities.
Jake currently lives with his girlfriend and (as he did back when he worked with Dr. Schajer in 2009) still enjoys riding and maintaining his bicycle.