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Jacob Dean Nieves

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology


Briefly tell us about yourself (e.g. hometown, family, hobbies, favorite BYU courses, intended profession)

I’m from West End, North Carolina, and I love soccer, musical instruments, and spending time with my wife, son and dog. I hope to go to medical school shortly after graduation.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My wife, son, dog, parents, in-laws, and basically my whole family.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Take advantage of fun classes at BYU and don’t be so serious about everything, school is important, but being happy is everything!

How has your experience at BYU prepared you for the rest of your life?

I feel prepared to face any challenges that come my way, and am grateful to my professors and mentors for helping me get to the point.