Member of the Month: Jacob Westwood

Well folks, we’re back with another member of the month. Frankly, you better get used to this, because we have one hell of a team. December’s Member of the Month is Jacob Westwood. He is a senior at the University of Utah who is majoring in Metallurgical Engineering. For those of you who don’t know that is the form of engineering that deals with metals and how they chemically bond(in simplest terms). Jacob truly is a gem, and Her Campus Utah is so fortunate to have been graced with his talents.

Described by many as someone who is loyal, compassionate, and wise beyond his years Jacob has certainly brought a unique perspective to our team. While there are a multitude of things that set Jacob apart from the crowd, by far one of the most his most exceptional traits, is the ability to tinker. He takes the meaning of “one man’s trash another man’s treasure” to a whole new level. That is when he’s not working fervently to prepare for his graduation this spring. Jacob hopes like many others, to leave the world a better place. By simply providing opportunities for someone else that he was lucky enough to receive.

Jacob also happens to hold the Her Campus Utah record for the best story as to how he learned about us. He happened to learn about us via Tinder, turns out he actually matched with two current members. It’s no wonder we all love him so much. Not only is he so incredibly lovable, but he’s well read. Undoubtedly Jacob’s favorite book is The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon Sanderson. Which he loves because of how thoroughly it explores the human experience through the lens of a fantasy novel. As if you weren’t already swooning over him. I’m now going to showcase the most obviously desired parts of his personality. His Hogwarts house and zodiac sign; Jacob is a Gryffindor and a Cancer.

Oh, and if you thought he couldn’t get any better. You’d be horribly wrong, because Jacob is so naturally devoted to the world around him that his secret passion is to eventually build an entirely self-sufficient community.


Jacob truly is one of a kind and Her Campus Utah is better for having him on our team. I’m so pleased that I was able to share how exceptional he really is to the rest of the world. I truly hope that you have come to love him as much as we all have. As per tradition, I will leave you with Jacob’s favorite quote. “I know you all want to save the world, ... but it’s okay if you only save one person. And it’s okay if that person is yourself.” --Unknown

All images were provided by Jacob