Jacob Wellman graduated with degrees in economics and political science from the University of New Mexico in May 2013, where he researched the political economy of climate change. In college, he was active in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and served as the student member of the Board of Regents. He is currently a Truman-Albright Fellow in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he studies policies designed to improve economic self-sufficiency among low-income families. An Eagle Scout, Jake's passions include outdoor recreation and conservation. He will pursue an MSc in Environmental Economics at the LSE.