Jake founded STEM Learning Design to support innovative program design and powerful student learning experiences. He partners with organizations to redesign both educational programming and with architects on the design of school buildings. As past STEM leader at the Massachusetts Department of Education, Jake engaged for more than a decade in education policy, STEM programming, professional development, and strategies for systemic school change. He was a lead developer and writer of the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards and standards for Digital Literacy and Computer Science. Jake was a member of the Next Generation Science Standards writing team, and Massachusetts’ representative for the NGSS development process collaborating with 22 other states. Jake began his 25-year career in STEM education teaching high school science, including chemistry, physics and ecology, then supporting teacher development as a middle school coach and teacher educator.