"The moments that make teaching so rewarding are when you see the spark of understanding from a student. Suddenly a door has opened and there is a whole new territory to explore," says Jake Troyer.

That expansive moment keeps Jake teaching. Jake has been involved with the New Media Institute (NMI) since 2013 when he took Intro to New Media as a freshman. Since then, Jake has earned a New Media Certificate and his Master's in Emerging Media. He's served as a TA for 4 NMI courses and has come back for even more teaching. When Jake is not answering student questions or listening to podcasts, he likes to get overly competitive playing kickball with friends.

Jake Troyer
  • BS, Computer Science, University of Georgia
  • MA, Emerging Media, University of Georgia