Jake is a co-founder of PolicyMic. He graduated from Stanford University, where he studied Middle East history and politics. His political experiences include living and working on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict, researching democracy and governance issues in Morocco, working for the Carnegie Endowment in Lebanon, and doing community organizing in New York City. When he's not reading the news, you can find him outdoors, cycling, running, hiking, or traveling to far away places.