Jacob is a high school student at the King School in Stamford, Connecticut. At Weill Cornell, he is assisting his mentor Akanksha Verma in the analyzation of gene expression in non-cancerous breast tissue through the statistical analysis program R. These analyses are designed to determine if cell changes caused by obesity signal the future risk of breast cancer development. He hopes to gain a more profound understanding of R and its application in computational biology.

During the academic year, Jacob is active in both debate and cross country.