Jacob joined Strive for College as its first full-time, paid employee. Jacob helped build a foundation upon which Strive could build a national movement, setting up Strive’s first office and staff. Jacob oversaw curriculum and chapter expansion, as well as helped product manage Strive’s alpha version of its college admissions search tool.
Prior to Strive, Jacob worked at QuestBridge. At QuestBridge, Jacob worked on the Recruitment and Retention Team, responsible for identifying students and helping them successfully complete QuestBridge programs. As a member of this dynamic team, Jacob worked on everything from preparing mass communication emails to conducting business intelligence analysis. All of these experiences helped him realize his passion for improving education systems, namely increasing accessibility and the effectiveness of higher education.
Prior to QuestBridge, Jacob was in the Peace Corps, teaching English in a small town in rural Mongolia. Jacob graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Cognitive Science with an emphasis in Computer Science.