Jacob Haqq-Misra is a research scientist at Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. His areas of focus include planetary habitability, atmospheric dynamics, environmental ethics, and extraterrestrial life. He completed his Ph.D. in meteorology and astrobiology (2010) and his M.S. in meteorology (2007) from Penn State University. He also holds B.S. degrees in astrophysics and computer science from the University of Minnesota (2005). He works from his home office in Kent County, Delaware.

Jacob serves as a contributing editor for EARTH magazine, on the advisory council of METI International, and on the IAA SETI Permanent Committee. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the International Astronomical Union. He also participates in public outreach events and is periodically interviewed for science news, radio, and television.

Jacob enjoys playing music as a drummer and vibraphonist. He is a member of the psychedelic rock band Mysterytrain and performs around the Northeastern region.