#IncomingElliott: Jacob Calloway

Blog_ #EI Calloway

Jacob Calloway grew up in Maryland, just outside of D.C., and did his undergraduate studies at American University and Cedarville University. After living in Ohio for the past 5 years, he’s moved back to the D.C. area. He’s traveled in Eastern and Western Europe and interned in Russia as an English-teaching counselor at a summer camp. His second internship was done at a business advisory firm, during which he worked on strategic planning and business process optimization for an Autism therapy company. His work has also included facility services, peer tutoring, and food service. This summer, he is interning for counterterrorism intelligence analysis. He will begin the MA in International Affairs at the Elliott School this fall.

What has been your most rewarding academic experience so far?

My most rewarding academic experience so far has been my time serving as an AEI Executive Council member at Cedarville University. I was given the opportunity to organize and host an event on European terrorism. This involved arranging three speakers- one of my own professors, and two professors from another university in the area. The event was a great success, drawing in an audience of over 120 students. The event also served as a public introduction for a book being cooperatively written by the professors involved, allowing them to discuss their upcoming work.

 What are you looking forward to about living in the DMV? (DC/Maryland/Virginia)

I am looking forward to being back in the D.C. area for the opportunities to connect and be involved more seriously with my field of study. I grew up in the D.C. area and always enjoyed having the city close enough to explore whenever I wanted.

 What’s on your summer bucket list before coming to the Elliott School?

Alongside plenty of time at the beach, I have a short list of books and other reading material I’d like to complete before my free-time is no longer as plentiful as it is now.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Keanu Reeves- oddly enough, I am consistently informed that I look like him. On a regular basis, people I personally know AND strangers compare me to Keanu Reeves- more often than I can even count.

The #IncomingElliott series highlights the Elliott School’s incoming graduate class for Fall 2018 and seeks to answer common questions posed by prospective, current, and incoming students. For more information or to submit questions, e-mail esiagrad@gwu.edu.