Jacob is a wildlife, fish and conservation biology major from Hacienda Heights, CA. His love for nature, wildlife and conservation efforts started early, earning him the World Conservation Award through the Boy Scouts of America. But it was during a seventh grade school trip to Costa Rica where his love for wildlife conservation evolved into a career goal. Jacob’s aspirations to teach and conduct wildlife field work brought him to UC Davis and the wildlife, fish and conservation biology curriculum. When he graduates, he’ll be even better poised to achieve his goals because of his experiences serving as a peer assistant for the Integrated Studies Honor Program and holding two internships, one with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center, and one as a Frog Team Member for the Wild Campus Project.