Jahi Simbai (U)
Jahi is the Senior Manager, Workforce Development, in Human Resources at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In this role, Jahi partners across NREL to build an integrated strategy and plan for the “Workforce of the Future,” focusing on K-12 education and outreach, internships, and post-doctoral programs. Prior to NREL, Jahi was the Assistant Dean, Office of Graduate Studies at Colorado School of Mines. Earlier in his career, Jahi worked as a structural analyst for Ball Aerospace. Jahi holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Jahi is married to Alvina Vasquez and they have a young son. Additionally, they try to manage their three rescue dogs, Sneaker, Taos, and Zoomie. Jahi is a musician, performing as Providence “The Verse,” lead MC for the Denver-based electro/hip-hop band Reverb and The Verse. He is an avid reader and loves to play the piano, shoot hoops, and travel.