Jacob comes to New Entry after nearly a decade of working on small farms. He grew up in Davis, CA and spent time working and volunteering with the Collins Family Farm, Center for Land Based Learning, and International Rescue Committee's New Roots farm. He moved from California to Boston to pursue a Master's degree from Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He graduated with a degree in Agriculture, Food, and the Environment with a specialization in sustainable and equitable supply chains.
In his time on the east coast he was worked to improve food access and food policy with organizations in Chinatown and at the state house. He most recently was a farm apprentice at Siena Farms. He has been supporting New Entry's Food Hub since 2018.
In his spare time he enjoys watching and playing soccer, trying new vegetables, and reading. A few books he recommends are Farming While Black by Leah Penniman, Where I Was From by Joan Didion, and All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva. His favorite item in the CSA is tomatillos.