March 8, 2014 AustinGenSIG Presentation:
Jeremy Balkin is an Information Specialist and mans his place in the pantheon of Family Tree DNA's Help Desk. He interprets genetic ancestral results for the expanding customer base, and is one of the voices that you hear when you call FTDNA. You may find his signature on your email queries as well. He graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in History and a minor in Communication.
Having worked in the field for almost two years, he has been able to fuse his communication studies with his knowledge of history to provide ancestral analysis that anybody can understand. He learned from his personal Family Tree DNA Y-DNA and mtDNA testing that his direct paternal and maternal lines are essentially Eastern European, and are heavily laden with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Aside from Family Tree DNA, Jeremy is passionate about communication. He is a professional photographer, as well as a professional writer. He has shot for several publications, and still photographs weddings and special events. As a recovering stand-up comedian, he tries his best to maintain his comic edge through speeches and presentations.
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