Jacob Glass

Jacob Glass

Development & Communications Intern - Summer 2022

Name: Jacob Glass

Education: Ida B. Wells High School

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

What brought you to Crag? I learned about Crag through OJCYF, a youth philanthropy group I am in. I did a site visit to Crag and I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of this organization. Crag does such important work and all the people at Crag are so passionate about what they do! As someone who cares about the climate, I wanted to learn more about the way Crag advocates for our environment and communities. I learned that they had opportunities for high school interns and I knew I should do it!

What are your environmental/legal interests? I work a lot in the climate justice field. I am the co-lead of Portland Youth Climate Strike and have been a part of planning climate strikes in Portland and doing other climate organizing work. I have always approached the environment from an activist lens so I’m excited to learn about the way the law can be used as a tactic to fight for climate and environmental justice. It will take many methods to protect our planet from the climate crisis – policy and law are essential.

What will your work focus on while at Crag? I’ll be working on Crag’s development and communications team for the summer. I’m excited to share the work Crag does with a larger audience and to write about the amazing communities we help and the organizations we work with.

Favorite places to recreate or be in nature: I have been going to the Oregon Coast since I was a kid with my family. It has always been one of my favorite places! Even when it’s rainy and gray, I always feel so happy breathing in the fresh air and being in the sand.

Favorite book: I’m not sure I have a number one favorite book, but the one that comes to mind first is Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine. It’s a collection of short stories about indigenous women in the Colorado area. The stories are beautifully written and I’m excited to read future works by her!

Favorite Quote: “There are three ways in which we may relate ourselves to the world: we may exploit it, we may enjoy it, we may accept it in awe.” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

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