Jacob Wentz is a community news reporter for the Critical Times weekly radio program. His reporting focuses on COVID-19 and its impact on the Florida Suncoast.

Jacob received his BA in International Relations and Economics from New College after defending his thesis “Urbanization and the Spread of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparison of Lagos, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa.” At New College, he was a Student Ambassador and Editor in Chief of the school’s student-run newspaper.

Jacob was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Belgium, where, in Fall 2021, he will teach English to Belgian students before applying to graduate programs in foreign service and journalism.