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Chess & Programming Instructor
Computer Science Major
University of Rochester


Jacob Freiheit is a Junior studying Computer Science at the University of Rochester, where he is Co-President of The Strong Jugglers and an active member of the chess club. Jacob also works as a Cyber Security Researcher under Dr. Philip Bradford at the University of Connecticut - Stamford. During the summer of 2022, Jacob served as Director of Computer Programming at TIC-DC, where in previous summers Jacob taught Computer Programming and Senior Chess Workshop. On the Zoom platform, Jacob has also taught coding in Scratch and Processing, and facilitated chess games with middle and high schoolers. Jacob is a graduate of the Field School in Washington, DC, where he created and ran the school's first Chess Club with 15 high schoolers. 

Previously, Jacob taught as an Environmental Education Intern at the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, MD. For 10 weeks during the summer of 2019, Jacob led and co-taught classes about the environment, sustainability and outdoor cooking to K-12 students.  During highschool, Jacob also worked as a Teaching Apprentice at the KID Museum in Bethesda, MD, leading STEM projects and activities for elementary and middle school aged kids. 

In his free time, Jacob enjoys practicing Capoeira, juggling, playing volleyball, kite-flying, and long-boarding.



Jacob is amazing! My kids are learning so much and having the best time!

Thank you so much for being an awesome instructor and always making me laugh. The campers loved you and you did a spectacular job with them. 

Your hard work and patience was appreciated. Thank you for teaching the students that learning can be fun and for being you!

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