As a teen, Jeremy invested in his community through his work as a Boy Scout. Jeremy found his inclination toward mentoring when he partnered with younger cub scouts and, through his encouragement, invited all 13 of them to continue with their scouting careers. He completed his Eagle Scout award, learned STEM concepts through an advanced multidisciplinary high school curriculum, and began producing videos for his high school and the New York Film Academy.
Intending to use new media to communicate the benefits of education, Jeremy pursued an Emerging Media degree at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. He was awarded the Park Scholarship and used this opportunity to deeply engage with media literacy both with young students and inquisitive retirees. While in college, Jeremy took time abroad to diversify his tech-heavy studies in New Zealand. He found passion and excitement in learning unusual topics like geology, Latin, and sustainability. Throughout his college career, Jeremy applied project management techniques. He participated in undergraduate research, developed a handful of video games, founded a visual effects student-alumni community, and directed the first animated show at the oldest college television network in the US.
After graduation, he joined the higher education technology sector by helping professors design online learning modules and virtual reality experiences. Through his industry experience, he saw first-hand how media production could be influential. It was then that he realized that cognitive processing was the key to understanding the foundations of curiosity; therefore, graduate study began.
Now, with the ever-present sunshine in Gainesville, FL, Jeremy works to understand how people engage with data and learn from their history. When he's not in the office, he volunteers on a local farm, teaches students about compost, and makes the zero-waste lifestyle look good. At the same time, he tries to distill the essence of what motivates people to learn new things.
Jeremy is drawn toward academics by a collection of inspiring teachers, empathetic professors, and myriad experiences. He believes knowledge is the ultimate gift and strives to turn apathy into curiosity.