Years at WID2017 - present
Jake was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and attended Tremper High School. He is currently a junior pursuing a degree in psychology, and he hopes to study the psychological effects of virtual reality while in graduate school. He loves GoT, Star Trek, Marvel, and basically all other sci-fi. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, watching Netflix/movies, cooking, and volunteering for Porchlight and the River Food Pantry.
Pursuing B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jake’s research interests focus on the dynamics and implications of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies, and how these forms of digital representations can change the way we communicate, learn, and live. The application of VR/AR technology is limitless, and he would love to explore and, perhaps, help shape its impact on our lives and in society.
Jake has worked in three research labs in the Department of Psychology: the Harackiewicz Motivation Lab, the Brauer Group Processes Lab, and the Learning and Transfer Lab. Collectively, these labs have provided a variety of research experience in both social and cognitive psychology.
Jake is currently assisting in the administration of the vizHOME project, which focuses on improving home-based healthcare, such as studying the ways people utilize features in their home that relate to taking medications or managing their health information. His tasks primarily involve handling project communications and managing, entering, and analyzing data.
Psi Chi – Honorary Psychology Society