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Mark Jacobsen

Uplift Aeronautics
Executive Director
Stanford, CA
Mark Jacobsen is a C-17 Pilot and Arabic-speaking Middle East Specialist in the US Air Force. Although still on active duty, he is currently a full-time student in the Political Science PhD program at Stanford University. He has been a hobbyist programmer and builder since he was young, and has developed a number of projects for the Air Force in his free time, including the first tool for integrating DoD flight planning software with Google Earth. Research on besieged populations in Syria led him to found the Syria Airlift Project, as well Uplift Aeronautics, a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to "empower and aid communities through innovative aviation technology.