University: Wabash College
Jacob L. Burnett, Mishawaka, is a senior political science major at Wabash College. He also has a minor in psychology and rhetoric, and has won major academic awards in several subjects. He has done research in transnational crime involving adoption, on sub-Saharan political leadership, and on Appalachian poverty. Jacob is especially interested in criminal justice, having worked for the Legal Aid Society in Kentucky and as an intern with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. He has been a tutor and mentor for underprivileged elementary school children. At Wabash, he is news editor and was formerly opinions editor of the student newspaper, president pro tempore of the student body, and was president of the College Democrats.