My name is Joseph Van Valen. I have proudly served for the last 11 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. I am currently a White House Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, I lead advanced transportation policy for The White House, including unmanned aircraft, supersonics, and automated vehicles.
I am an Air Force pilot and FAA licensed Airline Transport Pilot with over 2,300 flying hours of experience operating high-performance jet aircraft for the Air Force.
I studied Computer Science at Stanford University (undergraduate) and Criminology, Law & Society at University of California, Irvine (graduate). Prior to my Air Force career, I spent several years in the tech industry working as a Senior Software Engineer for AOL.