Jacob Shiman graduated magna cum laude in three years with a BA in government from the College of William & Mary. He interned with Congressman Van Hollen and Virginia State Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, conducted research with the Project on International Peace and Security for the U.S. Army, and played prop with the William & Mary rugby team. He was a founding member and policy director of the StudentImpact, a student advocacy group that pushed for the City of Williamsburg to enact more student-friendly policies. He also worked on a successful campaign to elect a student to the City Council. Post-graduation, Jacob organized for the Clinton Campaign in Virginia, and most recently worked on financial sector development at the World Bank. He helped review lines of credit in World Bank projects and analyze the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice’s portfolio. At Yale, Jacob intends to focus on financial sector development and how digital technology can be used to make financial products and services available to the unbanked.