Jake Ford

Graduate Research Assistant

Jake Ford is a research assistant with Mapping Prejudice. He is currently pursuing a Master of Geographic Information Science degree at the University of Minnesota. He has a BFA in acting from the U of M and has a background as an actor and theater maker on the east coast.

He is interested in the narrative power of maps and geospatial data, and in how storytelling can build, shape, and empower communities. He’ll take any excuse to walk in the woods, and recently completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with his father.

Headshot of a young man, smiling, wearing a navy collard shirt. He has short hair and a beard.