Jacob Stokes graduated summa cum laude in May from the University of Missouri with degrees in magazine journalism and political science. He has written for BusinessWeek and Inc. magazines. While at Missouri, he was the opinion page editor of MU’s independent student newspaper, The Maneater, and the editor of the paper’s arts and entertainment magazine, MOVE. He has also interned with Freedom House in New York. Jacob is currently a speechwriting intern at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.