Jack is part of a dying breed of second bachelor's students here in the V&E department, after making the switch from a marketing research background in San Diego. "Wine tickled my nose, so I realized this was what I wanted to pursue." He gave up the sunny beach life to take prep classes at Napa Valley College and other local colleges while working odd jobs, before finally making his way to UCD. Jack is working his first harvest this year as a lab and cellar tech at Clarksburg Wine Company, and is "super stoked" about it. In his free time he enjoys exploring new places, visiting family and friends, and watching or playing futebol, as they call soccer in his native Brazil.