Jake is a sophomore majoring in Economics and double minoring in Natural Science and Health Care Studies. He plans to earn a MD/PhD and enter the medical field as a researching physician. With a passion for community service, he hopes to participate in a doctors without borders program at some point during his career. He joined CET with the hopes of increasing the number and quality of learning opportunities for students across campus. Some of his interests are traveling and hiking. Currently a research assistant in the Marine Environmental Biology Lab of Dr. Wiebke Ziebis, Jake hopes to use his knew knowledge of the deep ocean microenvironment to further medical microbiology. He particularly wishes to explore the microenvironment within the human body in order to further understand diseases such as cystic fibrosis and familial dysautonomia. On campus, he is the current Co-Director of Spirits in Action (USC's version of the Special Olympics). Through his position in Spirits in Action, as well as a member of Troy Camp, Jake strives to build a lasting relationship between the USC student body and the Los Angeles community.