Jacob Heim is a 4th year PhD student in the Philosophy department at UC Irvine. His research focuses on the relationships between recognition, social stability, political tension, with an emphasis on understanding political tension as a driving force behind social change (both positive and negative). He hopes to identify ways in which a society (or any group or organization) can deliberately shape its response to recurring tensions so as to consistently resolve them in a more stable, equitable direction. He sees his involvement in HumWork as a natural outgrowth of his broader interest in the various ways that a community can engage with its own inequalities and imbalances.