Jacob L Moore
BS: Applied Mathematics with a minor in Microbiology from the University of Washington
MS: Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution from Emory University
PhD: Population Biology from the University of California, Davis
Campus and Community Affiliations
On campus, I'm a member of Pride@Work, an LGBTQIA-affiliated group for staff/faculty at the U of M.
Life before CBS…
I was a full-time student working toward my PhD in mathematical ecology. This means I wrote computer code, developed new mathematical models, and thought a lot about conservation and disease dynamics. I also taught biological and ecological-based coursework, not just for undergraduate students, but also for high school, middle school, and elementary school students.
Adjusting to college life…
Throughout my life, I've developed my sense of belonging by embracing my passions and connecting with those who allow me to be my authentic self. In practice, this has involved joining groups on campus and in the community where I'm able to meet with others who share my interests and values, while also bringing different perspectives. For example, I volunteered for several years at a no-kill cat shelter, and when possible, I speak on panels about my experiences as a transgender man in science.
Favorite part of the job?
One of my favorite things is learning about all of the incredible science with which CBS students are involved. It's wonderful to see their passion and hear about the exciting discoveries they're making. I also greatly enjoy hearing about the different paths that students have taken to get to where they are now, as well as helping students work toward their post-graduation goals.
Current passions, hobbies, things that give you joy?
My current hobbies include playing Dungeons and Dragons, crochet and needlework, and hanging out with my pets. I also enjoy cooperative board games, and am part of a Kuk Sool Won martial arts school.
Be on the lookout for...
The oil paintings of viruses I have in my office!