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Jason Fahy

US Naval War College

Tell us about your work / research. What kinds of things do you do?

As a student at the Naval War College, my day to day job is going class, writing, and taking exams!

What sparked your initial interest in your career?

Growing up I was fascinated with how things worked. Engineering turned out to be an ideal way to learn these details but also play a role in designing how future systems function.

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

My father sparked my interest in engineering which was then enhanced by a number of teachers and professors who helped me focus on ocean-related challenges.

What element of your work / study do you think is the most fascinating?

I am fascinated by the potential of new technologies to open up more of the ocean to exploration.

What other jobs led you to your current career?

I have worked on a potato farm, as a lifeguard, and owned a business, all of which helped me develop into who I am.

What are your degrees and certifications?

Bachelor of Science - United States Naval Academy 2002; Master of Science in Ocean Engineering 2008 - University of Rhode Island

What are your hobbies?

Mountain biking, hiking, swimming, reading, looking at the future.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a career like yours?

Don't be afraid to pursue your interests.