Hi Everyone! My name is Jacob and I’m thrilled to be a part of the First College community this year! I’m a 5th year PhD student in Chemistry with research interests in applying machine learning to streamlining pharmaceutical synthesis. I was born and raised in the frozen tundra (aka Minneapolis, dontcha know). I’m a night owl, an eagle scout, a former golden gopher (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities for undergrad), and now a Princeton Tiger. Outside of lab, I’m a half marathon runner, an amateur chef (I’ve recently picked up the nickname soufflécob), an avid gym class attendee, a board game aficionado, and an overuser of parentheses.