Jacob is a field-building associate. He develops infrastructure to coordinate actors in the longterm governance field and conducts background research.

Jacob is also a Research Fellow at the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative and a Research Assistant at Columbia University, where he analyses the political economy of Chinese AI development. He also volunteers with No More Pandemics, a biosecurity advocacy group.

In the past, he has worked as a policy analyst for the Cambridge MENA Forum, as a researcher for the UNHCR, and for the student effective-giving movement Raise. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History and French from the University of Cambridge, with a year spent studying Economics & Public Policy at Sciences Po.

Jacob’s research interests include global governance, China-West relations, and risk communication. He speaks English, French, Spanish, and Hebrew.