Jacob Bukoski is an environmental scientist currently pursuing his PhD at UC-Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. He has experience working across a broad range of environmental fields, primarily within Southeast Asia. Jacob is broadly interested in how we can better employ data to inform decision-making in our resource-constrained, yet data rich, world. He seeks to do so primarily through the use of novel statistical techniques and spatial analyses, and will further examine these topics as part of a National Science Foundation research traineeship on data science during his doctoral studies. Jacob completed his MS in environmental science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he developed a predictive model of ecosystem carbon stocks in the mangrove forests of the Indo-Pacific. Prior to Yale Forestry, he was a key member of a research team studying king cobra ecology in Northeast Thailand, as well as an advisor on sustainable housing design and urban planning for a student team in the 2014 Solar Decathlon, Europe competition.