Jake Hecla

Jake Hecla is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He earned an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering at MIT, where he worked on techniques for zero-knowledge warhead verification.  Today, his research includes 3D coded aperture gamma-ray imaging and antineutrino detection for reactor monitoring. In pursuit of his interest in nuclear policy, he has worked with Berkeley’s Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG) to analyze emerging technologies and understand their impact on strategic stability. In his spare time, he works with Clean Futures Fund, a nonprofit that provides support to communities near the Chernobyl exclusion zone.