Robert Kerstens

Robert Kerstens

Content Strategist

Rob Kerstens has spent his career helping transformative technology companies refine their marketing communications. Prior to joining Zapata, Rob was a Senior Content Strategist at Scratch Marketing + Media, where he was introduced to Zapata as a client and worked on Zapata’s PR and thought leadership initiatives. Rob also has extensive experience working with various companies involved in the space industry, including Hedron (formerly Analytical Space) and Draper. He graduated from Northeastern University in 2019, earning bachelor’s degrees in Behavioral Neuroscience and Communication Studies.

Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

Quantum computing is a transformative technology with massive disruptive potential. I’m interested in shaping the narrative around quantum computing and helping the world understand and realize use cases that could dramatically improve life on Earth.

What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

I dream of a day where quantum computing can help us discover more sustainable materials. In particular, I look forward to a day where quantum computing can help us identify alternative battery materials that can enable a green energy revolution, without the economic and environmental exploitation of developing nations.