Jacob Winch

Jacob joined the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) as a Marketing and Communications Intern in March 2022. He is passionate about advancing AYPF’s mission to educate, engage, and inform our audiences about policies to improve the lives and outcomes of youth experiencing systemic inequities.

Prior to AYPF, Jacob interned at American Forum, where he worked on marketing and communications projects for the organization’s Voice2Vote campaign promoting civic engagement to young people. His op-ed, “Legislators Must Honor Gen-Z’s Ballot Access Rights,” appeared in the Sunday edition of the Scranton Times-Tribune in March 2021.

In the Summer of 2021, Jacob served with AmeriCorps as a COVID-19 HungerCorps VISTA Member, helping to connect families with critical food resources including extended school meal home deliveries, food banks, and public benefit programs to reduce food insecurity among youth experiencing systemic inequities during the instability of the pandemic. He most recently worked at the Louisiana State University Public Policy Research Lab, conducting interviews for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and multiple State Health Departments.

Jacob graduated cum laude from Tulane University in 2020 with a B.A. in English and Political Science and is currently living in New Orleans.