Jacob Habtemariam

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Jacob Habtemariam

Web Development Specialist II

As WordPress Development Lead, Jacob is responsible for maintaining and updating all of ASPPH’s public facing websites. He collaborates with Design, Marketing & Communications, and internal stakeholders in order to deliver updates and improve ASPPH’s public sites.

Jacob joined ASPPH in 2021 as a WordPress developer and played a key role in delivering projects such as the ASPPH.org redesign, and eventually became WordPress Development Lead in March 2023. Jacob received a BS in Public Health Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. He worked in the Health Information field for two years before transitioning into web development and graduating from the Johns Hopkins Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp. After graduating from the Bootcamp, he went on to join a web development startup, as well as offer freelance web development services to local small businesses. 

With both a public health background as well as technical web development knowledge, Jacob views his role as a unique opportunity to promote and support academic public health, as well as do web development work which he enjoys.