Jacob Hidrowoh

  • EMS Degrees: BS, Earth Science and Policy; Economics (2018)
  • Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
  • Fun Fact About Me: I speak Spanish, German, and English.

More About Me

In twenty years, I hope to be running for President in my home country, Ecuador. 

I can describe EMS in three words: my second home. 

My ideal spring break would have to include travelling and having new experiences. 

Thanks to EMS, I feel that I can face any challenge presented to me. The education that EMS has given me has put immense emphasis on the value of critical thinking and the importance of solving problems with an interdisciplinary approach. 

My advice as a senior to other undergrads is to work hard, make relationships, and aim high. 

I love Ecuadorian food, but nothing beats the Poke Bowls in the HUB-Robeson Center!

Call me Mr. Brightside: The Killers is my favorite band. 

While at Penn State, I discovered that it's important to get to know at least one professor. The opportunities and learning experiences that arise from that kind of relationship are invaluable. 

Nothing says "summer" to me like a scoop of Peachy Paterno from the Berkey Creamery!

Growing up, I learned that hard work definitely pays off in school. If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.