Jacob is a former USMC infantryman. He spent eight years with five infantry units and deployed four times, to include two combat tours in Afghanistan, from 2007 – 2015. After his time in the Marine Corps, Jacob attended Saddleback College. During his last semester at Saddleback, he took on the role of Director of the Veterans Student Council. Taking on this responsibility provided him with an excellent opportunity to lead a team of service members once again. Jacob attended Princeton University this summer as part of their WSP inaugural class and learned of the opportunity to join Service to School. He transferred to Columbia University for the Fall 2017 Semester to complete his undergraduate degree in Economic Philosophy and looks forward to helping other veterans follow their path to higher education.