Jake Feinler

“Jake” Feinler, born Elizabeth Jocelyn Feinler (1931) grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia. After graduating with a degree in chemistry, she did graduate work at biochemistry at Purdue. She pioneered and managed the ARPANET, and then the Defense Data Network. A fun fact is that while she was a Director for the Network Information Systems Center at SRI International her group developed the first Internet “yellow” and “white-Page” servers. This project allowed society to start using the Internet for looking up information such as phone numbers and addresses. Then as a contractor for NASA Ames Research Center she helped bring networking to the large NASA telescope sites.