Gerald (Jerry) Kent

Jerry Kent

Gerald (Jerry) Kent

Community Advisory Board Member

Jerry Kent's Bio

Jerry  is a retired engineering physicist  in defense research, a career that spanned 40  years. He specialized in plasma physics  for his Ph.D. and,  after  learning  about  shock  physics,  played a critical role in addressing the problem of underground nuclear test containment. 

With two colleagues, he founded Pacifica Technology, where he served as president. Pacifica Technology was later acquired by SAIC.  Jerry  continued his work at SAIC,  and  inter alia, managed a major upgrade of a seismic monitoring facility in Ukraine for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization.

He is currently a Council and Curriculum  Committee member for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego and a board member of his non-profit  a cappella  chorus Pacific Coast Harmony. He also sings with the Pacific Experience quartet.


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