Jerrod A. Laber works as an Academic Talent Development Director, providing career development resources to PhD students in the humanities and social sciences. He began his career at IHS in 2012 as an intern in the marketing department. In addition to his role at IHS, Jerrod is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in publications such as the American Conservative, Counterpunch, and the Washington Examiner, among others. He is also a former classical singer and actor who has appeared in opera, musical theater, and concert across the eastern and mid-western United States. He grew up in Appalachian Ohio.