In May of 2014, Jake graduated from Michigan State University with High Honors from the Honors College with a degree in Political Science-Prelaw.
He became involved right as soon as he enrolled at Michigan State University. As a brother of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Michigan State, he started a community service program that enabled him and his brothers to reach out to local community service organizations.
Later, he became the Editor In Chief of The Odyssey, the newspaper for the Greek Community at Michigan State. The newspaper had gone out of print when he first was selected, but with leadership he rebuilt the newspapers team and formed business partnerships to bring The Odyssey back into print. The Odyssey continues to be in print at Michigan State.
He was elected President of his Senior Class, campaigning on the promise to help his classmates who were working unpaid internships but could not afford them (below you can watch a serious throwback to that campaign). Once elected, he dedicated the fundraising of the Senior Class Gift towards these efforts, and ultimately raised nearly $25,000 towards an internship fund at Michigan State University. The Senior Class Council also hosted the MSU Leaders Conference, did service projects to help the community, led the creation of a seat on Michigan State's student government to provide a voice for the class councils, and created a business partnership to have a smartphone app that had discounts for Michigan State University seniors.
A throwback to Jake's campaign.
Somehow, he managed time to be a barista at Starbucks and to make burritos at the Brody Hall Cafeteria.