Jacob Feldgoise is a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He researches U.S.-China technology competition, Asian economies, and emerging technologies talent flows. He has academic and professional experience in tech policy, economics, engineering, and Chinese studies. His technical toolkit includes data science and programming skills. He hopes to produce careful data-driven analysis to inform the decisions of public policymakers, particularly in the domains of innovation and tech policy with a regional focus on Asia.

He has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee, Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. At CSET, Jacob co-authored papers on U.S.-China talent competition and briefed the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees on his findings. Jacob also studied Mandarin in Shanghai on a Boren Summer STEM Scholarship.

He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, with a bachelor’s degree in Policy and Management, an additional major in Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP), and a minor in Chinese studies. At CMU Jacob produced concerts for the university’s largest vocal music group and co-founded a coalition of student organizations dedicated to civic engagement. 

Jacob speaks and writes Mandarin at the intermediate level, and he can understand a bit of Hebrew. He enjoys photographing beautiful sunsets and mountain vistas; his favorite of which are from a sunset hike in Vermont last summer. Jacob prefers to unwind by singing Elton John songs and playing along on the piano.