Executive Director, MakeHaven, New Haven, USA
J.R. is a cofounder and executive director of MakeHaven, a makerspace and FabLab in New Haven, Connecticut. J.R. has a history of nonprofit leadership in New Haven he currently serves on the board of the Eli Whitney Museum. He is an advocate for removing barriers to empowering technologies, including establishing a community bio lab at MakeHaven. He is a member of the Board of the Elm City Innovation Collaborative. He has been active in leading advocacy for a public access trail on the Mill River. He has earned a master's degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University with a focus on nonprofit management.