As a kid, Jacob always loved to build things. In high school, he joined a FIRST Robotics Competition Team, and spent each winter building a huge, 120-pound robot with his team to compete in challenges around the United States. He loves the ability to take small pieces and create something greater than the sum of its parts.
After several summers working at the URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy-East, a Reform Jewish science and technology-themed overnight camp, He wanted to bring that same joy of technology, curiosity about possibilities, and socially-minded problem-solving to students during the school year. Today, he works at several Boston area congregations, developing and leading Jewish values-based STEM programming. Jacob loves watching his students light up as they learn and providing them with a new way to connect to their Jewish identities.
Jacob received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and completed a Business Master’s in Technical Entrepreneurship. He has extensive product design, teaching, mentoring, business planning, and project management experience. Previously he worked in product development with a focus on additive manufacturing and plastics design. Jacob continues to mentor FIRST Robotics Competition teams, and work at FIRST New England events.