BA Enviomental Studies, University of Kansas
Jacob received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas. During college, he studied a wetland mitigation project that involved land on Haskell Indian Nations University and traveled to China and Southeast Asia to observe transboundary environmental issues along the Mekong River. After graduating from KU in 2016, Jacob completed an internship with the Council of Athtabascan Tribal Governments in Fort Yukon, Alaska where he worked on a climate change adaptation project in the Arctic. The following spring, he returned to his home state to serve on a field crew with Texas Conservation Corps.
In 2018, Jacob served his second AmeriCorps term as a Big Sky Watershed Corps member in Browning where he helped organize and facilitate the Ksik Stakii Project, a partnership between the Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department, Blackfeet Community College, the Blackfeet Environmental Office, the Blackfeet Agriculture Resource Management Team, and CLLC, which is designed increase natural water storage by protecting and mimicking beavers.
This year, Jacob will be continuing his work on the Ksik Stakii Project while mentoring the 2019 Big Sky Watershed Corps member. In addition, he will be assisting with other projects CLLC is working on in the Blackfeet Nation.
In his free time Jacob enjoys backpacking, wildlife photography, cooking, and yoga.