Advisory Board

Dr. Jacob D. Haqq-Misra

Jacob D. Haqq-Misra, Ph.D. is a senior research investigator at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. His research focuses on understanding the conditions that allow life to survive on Earth and the possibility of detecting signatures of biology or technology on other planets. He also studies the possible futures of life in the solar system and is the author of the book Sovereign Mars: Transforming Our Values through Space Settlement.
Jacob earned his Ph.D. in meteorology and astrobiology in 2010 and his M.S. in meteorology in 2007 from Penn State University. His postdoctoral research at the Rock Ethics Institute examined the science and ethics of climate geoengineering. He also completed B.S. degrees in astrophysics and computer science from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and an M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University in 2021. He works from his home office in Delaware.
He belongs to the American Geophysical Union and the International Astronomical Union and is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He participates in community engagement events and is periodically interviewed for science news, radio, and television. His writing has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Scientific American.
Jacob enjoys playing music as a drummer and vibraphonist. He is a member of the psychedelic rock band Mysterytrain and performs around the Northeastern region.
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