Will Jacobs

James Monroe High School
Fredericksburg, Virginia


  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor’s in Physics and Engineering Science from the University of Virginia


Top Achievements

  • Earning a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and attending the University of Virginia on an undergraduate Jefferson Scholarship
  • Maintaining an open-access bicycle shop in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Completing a 2,000-mile bicycle journey on the Pacific Coast





“Don’t be intimidated by those who say that you cannot achieve a goal.”
~ Will Jacobs ~