2020 Thirty Under 30: Jacob Boyer

Jacob is distinctive because of his relationship-building skills and his desire to be inclusive and to impact people with disabilities. He joined the Iota Nu chapter as a freshman and from the start was instrumental in the chapter’s community outreach as philanthropy chairman. In 2016 he graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Special Education and afterwards started a job at Easterseals Rocky Mountain Village which is a camp for children and adults with disabilities. Since then he has had a successful career working with adults and children with disabilities. He has been a teacher at The Joshua School, a nonprofit applied behavior analysis school for children with autism and developmental disabilities. He currently works at Camp ASCCA as their Outdoor Adventure Director. Throughout his career working for nonprofits, he has had the opportunity to assist hundreds of campers who use wheelchairs experience ziplines and climb an adaptive climbing wall. The goal of his career has always been that, at the end of the day, whatever he is dedicating his time and efforts to will improve peoples’ quality of life. Recently, he has become more involved with The Ability Experience helping to recruit brothers to participate in Ability Experience Camps and is also the philanthropy advisor for the Iota Nu chapter. The initial draw to joining Pi Kappa Phi, for him, was then PUSH America, now The Ability Experience. His favorite value is that of Responsible Citizenship. Time spent at Iota Nu stoked his desire to lead. He says, “if I can make one person smile or provide them with an unforgettable experience, I am happy.” His lifelong commitment is to continue that work for those he serves and to recruit brothers to share the opportunities that he has had.