Jacob Khoury is a current junior Biology and Philosophy double major with a Jazz Studies minor. After attending Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas, Texas, Jacob wanted to continue his education in the Jesuit tradition, and he feels that the Brueggeman Fellowship is an opportunity St. Ignatius of Loyola would have lauded. At Xavier, Jacob has been involved in a number of organizations, including Alternative Breaks, the X-Change weekly service program, the Jazz program, and Alpha Epsilon Delta.
Jacob is a zealous musician, having played guitar for 9 years, during which he has studied classical, jazz, and electric guitar styles. He has been described as a voracious reader, interested in nearly all subject matters. His goal is to attend medical school after college.
The details of Jacob’s project are still being developed. Generally, he will study the relatively new field of evolutionary medicine. He has become intrigued with the fact that our historical, cultural, and biological evolution can explain, much more fully, many of our current health predicaments. He is planning on traveling to Peru to study this in the summer of 2015, where he hopes to compare the health profile of various populations to address the ultimate causes of certain diseases.