Posted on June 1, 2016; Last updated on March 8, 2019
Director of Humane League Labs
Jacob joined Humane League Labs in March of 2017. He earned a B.Sc. in Computational and Integrative Biology, summa cum laude, from Rutgers University and started his career at a marketing analytics start-up, working as a software developer and data scientist. During his undergraduate degree, Jacob worked on a broad array of projects, spanning biochemistry, computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, soft-matter physics and historical research. His strengths include programming, statistics, machine learning and experiment design. He can be reached at jpeacock at thehumaneleague dot org.
Samara joined Humane League Labs in May of 2018. She earned a B.A. in Economics (with honors) and Mathematics from the University of Texas Austin and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder. Samara is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research lies at the intersection of behavioral economics, industrial organization, agricultural economics, and public policy. She studies the effects of economic policies on participants in food systems, with a special focus on the impact of these policies in industries with market power and/or incomplete information issues. Samara possesses a wide variety of skills in both theoretical modeling and statistical analysis, and she specializes in using observational data to statistically estimate economic structures. She can be reached at smendez at thehumaneleague dot org.
Janosch joined Humane League Labs in March of 2019. A German native, he earned a Diploma (M.Sc. equivalent) in Psychology from the University of Göttingen and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Goethe University Frankfurt. Janosch worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California San Francisco and the DIPF | Leipniz Institute for Research and Information in Education in Frankfurt. The focus of his academic research was the acquisition of reading and arithmetic skills, which he explored in a broad variety of research projects including experimental studies using psychophysical and neuroscientific measures, cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies, and randomized-controlled training studies. Janosch is an avid R programmer and passionate about reproducible research and open science. He can be reached at jlinkersdoerfer at thehumaneleague dot org.