Master of Public Administration
Unsure how to best apply his time and efforts he attempted to start a nonprofit organization with some friends and family that sought to address homlessness with little success. This journey landed him in Tijeras, New Mexico where he became acquainted with the University of New Mexico, their MPA program, and the arts culture that makes the land of enchantment so fulfilling.
Over the last three years he has spent time with the theater troupe Artrageous and volunteered with their nonprofit Artrageous Artreach. Jake believes that by improving arts programs, such as the one he supports now, the lack of community that has been experienced due to the pandemic will begin a process of healing. Program evaluation is an invaluable key to assisting in the process of personal and societal improvement and Jake is grateful to offer these skills to his community.