Jacob E Thomas
Jacob is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education. He was born in Austin, TX, and grew up a Longhorn fan while working odd jobs around the press room of his family's small print shop. After completing his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UT-Dallas, he moved to New York City to earn a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in research methods from Columbia University. In 2018, Jacob returned to Austin to complete his terminal education at the University of Texas, which includes a Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the College of Education, professional certification in data science from the McCombs School of Business, and specialized training in applied statistical modeling from the College of Natural Sciences. Jacob has been an avid golfer since he could walk and still cannot regularly break 90, which constantly reminds him that we shouldn't take everything so seriously, and we aren't required to excel at everything we enjoy!