Originally from Idaho, Jacob Stewart graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, in 2012.
He received his B.A. in International Relations and Political Science, with a minor in Communication Studies. Afterwards, he joined Teach For America, where he taught middle school math on the Navajo Reservation—the largest Native American reservation in the United States. Jacob taught for three years and also trained teachers for TFA in Phoenix, Arizona. During this time, he was exposed to the obstacles of the education system and the limits on social mobility for people in both regions. This inspired him to apply for the MPP program at the University of Cambridge—to better understand the policy-making process and, hopefully, use this knowledge to become an advocate for social justice, particularly in the realm of education.