Jerome Jacobs is originally from Boston, MA but graduated from Rockville High School in Vernon, CT. He says that science has always been his passion, especially learning about how human intelligence and cutting-edge technology could not only improve our daily well-being but also invent ways to save our lives from currently incurable or unknown diseases. Therefore, at UConn he is majoring in biomedical engineering and planning to pursue a career that would advance both scientific and health care fields. He has Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification and has volunteered for two years with an event that raises money for the Special Olympics. Jerome has been a cellist for ten years and has performed with the Connecticut Youth Symphony and Connecticut All-State Orchestra. He has given free concerts at Hartford Hospital. Jerome has traveled to over 15 countries, included the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, and hopes to take advantage of education abroad while at UConn to learn about health care systems in other countries.