- MA, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017.
- BA, Theology & Religious Studies and Asian Studies, University of San Francisco, 2011.
Jake is a PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies. His research focuses on Tantric Buddhism in ancient and medieval Tibet. His MA thesis is a translation of an epistle from the Tibetan Buddhist canon ascribed to Buddhaguhya, an eighth-century Indian Buddhist master.
Jake is currently working on a translation with two colleagues of a sūtra entitled Ascertaining the Discipline: Upāli’s Questions (Tibetan: ’Dul ba rnam par gtan la dbab pa nye bar ’khor gyis zhus pa).