My name’s Jacob deCastro (he/him/his) and I’m a recent graduate of Indiana University and currently in the fight for safe streets in New York City at Transportation Alternatives.
At IU, I’ve held a variety of roles at the Indiana Daily Student — an independent student newspaper. Right now, I am the paper’s social media editor.
Fall 2020, I led the newsroom through a pandemic and an election as editor-in-chief. The IDS won a Pacemaker for its reporting during the 2020-21 school year.
Summer 2020, I was a Brand and Content Strategy Summer Analyst for Goldman Sachs. In this role, I focused on optimizing its Office of Corporate Engagement social media channels
In the past, I’ve interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, NASA Glenn Research Center, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I also served as the marketing director for the Shawnee Summer Theatre in Greene County, Indiana from fall 2017 until the end of the 2019 season.
I’m a proud member of the IU chapters of the Society for News Design, Reporters Without Borders, Public Relations Student Society of America, and NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. I’m also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
“I don’t know what it is about Hoosiers, but wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there.” — Kurt Vonnegut