Jad serves as GIS Specialist in NCRC’s Research team. He is originally from New York City. Prior to joining NCRC, he worked as a Mapping Technician to Cruise Automation in San Francisco, digitizing interactive environments for autonomous vehicles. He has also held various GIS-focused internships within New York State’s Office of the Attorney General, Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Mental Health. He received his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a supplemental graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems & Spatial Analysis from the University at Albany. Prior to that, he had earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a concentration of Economics & Atmospheric Science from the same institution.