Jake is a motivated professional with a wealth of international experience in education and instructional design. He provides instructional design support to the Catalyze program by developing virtual learning experiences and training for coaches and supervisors. After graduating from St. John’s University, Jake spent six years in Mexico working with ESL and bicultural programs as an instructor, teacher trainer and assessment coordinator. After returning to the U.S., he was interested in continuing to work with international students and began supporting ESL students in public education settings. As an EL specialist and cultural liaison in Minnesota, Jake became familiar with the barriers that families and students face in education, and joined College Possible to continue to support students facing systemic barriers while also creating thoughtful and meaningful learning experiences.
Jake has a B.A from St. John’s University in international relations and is completing his M.Ed. in learning technologies at the University of Minnesota.