A native of Southern California, Jacob Chacko graduated from the University of Southern California with dual degrees in Biology and Gerontology and a minor in Health Policy & Management. He then earned an MSc in Economic & Social History at Oxford University. After his graduate studies, Jacob worked as consultant for McKinsey & Co., focusing on health care clients. He has many interests in the field of medicine, particularly national health policy. In his spare time he enjoys reading, traveling, running and spending time outdoors.