Our Team

Photo of Jake atop a mountain of grey stone. He is wearing a blue shirt and tan hat. There is green rock climbing rope in the foreground.

Jake Vargas

LiMPETS Program Associate

(NOAA Affiliate)

Jake Vargas (he/him) is the LiMPETS Marine Science Program Associate. While working on his master’s degree at Cal Poly Humboldt, Jake discovered an immense curiosity for predator-prey interactions and how marine microbes influence these relationships. It was through this research that Jake also realized his passion for mentorship. When not in the lab or rocky intertidal, Jake enjoys spending time reading (often with a mug of Abuelita’s), cooking and climbing tall rocks