A native of Texas, Jacob graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Earth Science and a concentration in Urban Teaching. He split his time at Columbia between studying air pollution and teaching and found a way to combine those two passions in a thesis project on urban air quality and student achievement. After teaching science in Harlem, the Bronx, and Hartford, Jacob took his skills to the world of museum education, where he worked to bring science education and hands-on programming to students across North Texas. When he's not poring over practice questions, Jacob can be found in the kitchen, trying out a new recipe, or on the couch, tasting those recipes and bingeing on Netflix.


Columbia University, B.A. in Earth Science, concentration in Urban Teaching


  • ACT / SAT Math, Verbal, ACT Science

  • SAT Subject Tests Math Levels I & II


  • School Support Math Through Precalc, Essay Writing


Favorite Place to Study American Museum of Natural History (underneath the whale)

Senior Superlative Most likely to be on a reality TV show

Favorite nerd Schroeder from Peanuts