Tyler Jacobs is a current college freshman at American University in Washington, D.C. in the School of Public Affairs. Before moving to The District he called Salisbury, Massachusetts his home for the last eighteen years.
With a major in political science, there are many avenues of interest that he could pursue. Tyler plans on continuing his education to graduate and/or law school. Afterword, a career in government, whether that be local, state, or national is without a doubt where his interests lie.
Before coming to college, Tyler was a very involved member of the community both at his high school and his town. The majority of his time was spent in the performing arts department. There he participated in all of the major theatrical productions while being devoted to his musical career as the band librarian, lead clarinet player, and drum major of the marching band. Aside from being a performer, he was incredibly involved in student government, working alongside school administration to serve as a student voice in political/educational decisions. As the president of the high school student government, and a student representative to the administrative school council, as well as a homework policy committee, he often found himself in professional settings advocating for students in major decisions being made.
Having had these leadership roles in his past, he decided to continue the trend and his education as a member of the Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. From this certificate-granting program, he will have the opportunity to cultivate and improve his leadership skills, preparing him for future roles of leadership.
Also drawing on his past experience, Tyler is incredibly passionate about pushing for the rights of students, making sure their voices are heard on all matters – predominantly inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community.
He is incredibly excited to begin his professional life in the years to come. No matter where that road takes him, he is determined to keep his values and experiences close to his heart, and take advantage of all the opportunities D.C. has to offer.