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About Jacob

Jacob is 21 years old and a senior at Stanford University for school year 20/21. He was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at birth. Jake has had several sinus surgeries and hospital stays for IV antibiotics to fight lung infections. Despite all of this, and spending at least an hour each day on routine medical treatments, he is a very accomplished young man.
 
Jacob achieved the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout at the young age of 15 and went on many camp outs, hikes, summer camps, and adventures to earn his merit badges. He went to Philmont Scout Ranch for a 10 day, high desert, "extreme" backpacking trip and did the 145 mile Seattle to Vancouver BC RSVP bicycle race. Jake also likes technology and was on a competitive Robotics Team for FIRST for four years; his team made it to finals at the World competition in 2017. Jacob received the prestigious FIRST Robotics scholarship, one of two granted in the US, in 2017. 
 
Jacob enjoys helping others and can often be found tutoring a classmate in chemistry or math. He was an RA (Residential Assistant) at Stanford in his Junior year. He went to Mexico in 2015 to build houses for the poor. In high school, he volunteered weekly at a hospice for elderly people with mental disorders. And Jacob enjoys reaching out to parents of children with CF through public speaking. 
 
Jacob is an excellent student, excelling in math and science. He made straight A's even with a heavy load of Honors and AP classes in high school and is still working hard at a challenging science major (biology) at Stanford. He is now in his last year of college and will be preparing to apply to medical school.  
 
In summer of 2016, Jacob was selected for a very competitive internship at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center in Seattle where he worked with researchers in the lab. "The Hutch" has an international reputation for its pioneering research in biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and biostatistics.  Since summer 2017, Jacob has been a lead intern working with the Olson lab on pediatric brain cancer research at Stanford University. 
 
For sports, Jake has played basketball, wrestling, field and track. He works out regularly at the school weight room; he also likes going for runs. As busy as he is, he takes good care of himself and makes his health a priority. Jacob's message is: "Just do it!"


Jacob's Presentations

University of Iowa CF Center
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, England
Seattle Mariner's Luncheon, Bellevue, WA
BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver BC
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary

Texas Children's Hospital- Houston
North American CF Conference (NACFC) 
Baylor, Scott and White Health; Temple, TX
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

CLICK HERE for Jacob's letters of recommendation. 

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