Jacob Smith is our 2021 Fellow. He is currently a student at UNLV Law School and aspires to be an IP lawyer specializing in Open Source.
What talent are you most proud of?
This question was difficult for me, so I am going to interpret it a different way. Discovering, learning, and training duo acrobatics has led to many talents and has greatly impacted the trajectory of my life. I am proud of the changes not only in my understanding of health but also in the way I view life that I have gained through acrobatics.
Do you know your Meyers-Briggs?
Last I checked I was ENTP, however when I was younger I consistently tested as INTP. I haven't taken a test since attending law school and I think I have changed over this process.
What are your pet peeves?
I hate when someone lies to me and I can't stand when someone chews loudly with their mouth open
Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
I don't like to consider myself as either to be honest. In the past when I saw myself as an introvert I felt more apprehensive to socialize, and when I considered myself an extrovert I felt more pressure to socialize.
Are you an animal person?
Absolutely. I have two cats at the moment (Sazerac and Paloma) but I have had all sort of animals when I was younger. One of my life goals is to have a wild raven that hangs out with me when I go hiking in its area.
What’s your favorite tv show to binge watch?
The one series I can always come back to again and again is King of the Hill.
What’s your favorite meal to cook yourself?
I keep it simple when I'm cooking for myself. If someone else is involved though I'm a big fan of some sort of roast with Mojo sauce.
What kinds of book do you enjoy reading?
I'm a big fan of Jack Kerouac, David Graeber, and Neil Gaiman.
What places are on your travel bucket list?
I hope to travel a bunch in my life, but one place I've always thought would be really fun to visit is the Basque region of Spain.
Do you prefer to fly or drive when you travel?
I love a good road trip. I used to drive the perfect little Blazer that barely slept two in the back that was great for road trips. I do love the time you save with flying though. I also really like airports.
Where would you move to if you could bring your friends and family with you?
I don't hate where I'm at currently.
What was the best date you ever went on?
I got taken to this amazing Japanese restaurant recently. The uni was so good that I started crying.
Who was your celebrity crush when you were in high school?
I have no idea. I probably just agreed with what everyone else said. My pop culture knowledge at that time was really bad.
What subjects did you most enjoy in school?
I've always liked math and physics. I thought I hated writing until I got to college and realized I loved writing about specific topics
What did you enjoy most about your last job?
I really enjoyed how much I learned. It was a dive into the unfamiliar so I was constantly learning new things.