Jake VanderVaate

About Me

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I earned my master's degree in Professional and Technical Communication from the University of North Texas in 2020. I took these courses during the my time in the program:

Marketing Coordinator

I am a Marketing coordinator for WSP USA. I develop project data sheets for use in future proposals, design and edit proposals, manage project progress, and develop training materials for my team.

I mainly work on properties and buildings related projects, though I also work with the transportation and energy groups on occasion.

Instructor: TECM 2700: Introduction to Technical Communication

I teach Introduction to Technical Communication at the University of North Texas. The course covers professional style and tone, developing professional documents, working in teams, and planning and executing multi-week projects.


Before I earned my master's degree I worked in the cycling industry. I managed a bike shop, performed Retul bike fits, and sold bike from Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Pivot, Orbea, and Scott.

I also coordinated community events where I organized routes, appointed ride leaders, and lead rides up to 100 miles long.