My name is Jacob and I am a Junior studying political science at UMass in the Commonwealth Honors College. I love studying politics and philosophy, and I’ve enjoyed using all the resources of the Honors College to integrate this with my interest in French and Francophone studies. I was incredibly lucky to study at the Université Diderot in Paris this Spring, and the Honors College helped me with every step of this incredible journey. I am looking forward to integrating these themes again through my honors thesis which I will be writing this year. Outside of the classroom, I’m an active member of the UMass Club Water Polo team. Fun Fact: My family has two sets of twins! I am a twin and have a brother and sister who are twins as well. Three siblings and I only have to remember one birthday other than mine!