The ATEC team is comprised of seventeen members based throughout the United States who collectively have more than 100 years in algal-based education, research, and commercial experience. Let’s get to know them!
First up? Dr. Jake Nalley.
Jake is the Director of Agronomy at Qualitas Health, a Texas-based nutrition and supplements company. He manages the health and well-being of Nannochloropsis across two locations in Texas and New Mexico, focusing on driving on-spec annual production. He is also a Board Member of The Algae Foundation, helping lead the Algae Academy, ATEC’s K-12 STEM Initiative which has educated over 25,000 K-12 students nationwide. Jake completed his dual PhD in Integrative Biology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior at Michigan State University in 2016 and has a deep interest in science education and dissemination.