Jacob Strenkowski

Hello! My name is Jacob Strenkowski, and I am happy to report that I am a member of the First Year Council for the 2020-2021 school year. At the moment, I am double majoring in Chemistry and Physics with a minor in Computer Science, but I am certain that I will consider different paths as time goes on. I lived in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania for most of my early life, and now I spend my time between campus and my new home in Templeton, Pennsylvania. In my short time at the University of Pittsburgh, I have already met so many inspiring individuals that I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with. I believe that the darkness that permeates so many corners of society presents a beautiful opportunity for everyone to be a part of growth, change, and healing. I intend to use my power and strengths to help make that happen.

Email: JRS330@pitt.edu

Year: Freshman

School: Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Major: Chemistry and Physics

Fun Fact: I have handwriting that is so horrendous that my elementary school teachers would have to ask my best friend to translate my quizzes.

On Campus I can be Found: My dorm room in Sutherland West or walking around Oakland

Favorite Class taken at Pitt: PHYS 0174 because the teacher is such a cool guy

Favorite TV show: Every Netflix original about a Marvel character, Supernatural, The Good Place, and The Dragon Prince

Favorite Movie(s): Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, most Marvel movies, and horror movies that aren’t just jumpscares

Favorite Book(s): Quantum by Manjit Kumar, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Favorite Quote:

 “No one gets out alive, every day is do or die. The one thing you leave behind is how did you love?”

– Brent Smith, lead singer of Shinedown from the song How Did you Love.