Jacob is an enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota. He has nine years of American Indian health research experience on a local, regional, and national level. This experience includes: Native American health disparity research, compilation/analysis of data sets, grant writing/management, and program evaluation. He has served on many professional memberships like American Indigenous Research Association, North Dakota Diabetes Cancer Coalition, U.S. DHHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center, UND Native Research Team, Dakota Diabetes Coalition, Native Research Network, North Dakota Academy of Science, and many others. He has given many professional presentations over the years at Pathways into Health Conference, National Indian Council on Aging conference, Native Health Research Conference for Native American Elder Abuse, and the Native Women’s and Men’s Wellness Conference.