Written by Lena Chavez - Social Media Coordinator
As a freshman, Jake Vendl came to CU not knowing what to expect from the PLC program. And at times, he found that he didn’t really like the PLC program as a freshman. However, he found his community in his First-Year recitation and connected with a large majority of people he now calls his close friends. He believes that the people are what make the PLC program so great and sticking with the program is entirely worth it. He has since worked on PLC Student Staff as a CA because he wanted to give back to the program.
Jake is born and raised in Colorado Springs. In high school, he found countless opportunities through his community and ended up earning the Boettcher Scholarship. He decided to come to CU Boulder and study Aerospace Engineering. He found that CU was the best choice for him because of programs like PLC and the Engineering Honors Program.
Jake lived in the Andrews dorm for two years with the Engineering Honors Program and now involves himself in tutoring and assisting younger students with their studies. He enjoys the challenging nature of his own classes in Aerospace and finds that the major pushes him to be a more flexible and balanced person overall. If Jake didn’t choose Aerospace Engineering, he would have studied Journalism. He thinks it would have been interesting to learn about sports reporting or his dream career of being a live sports commentator. He has also considered going into programs like Teach for America because he has found a passion for teaching and helping others during his time at CU.
This summer, Jake will be working at a satellite tracking firm in Colorado Springs. He hopes to gain a lot from working at the firm and see how this experience will translate into his other experiences in industry.
Past Featured Students
|Floyd Pierce - PLC '13||Ryan Friedman - PLC '13||Allison Howard - PLC '14|
|Noah Starbuck - PLC '14||Bailee Mulholland - PLC '15||Chambers Giblin - PLC '14|
|Cece Frisinger - PLC '13||Gianna Ftizsimmons - PLC '13||Elise Collins - PLC '14|
|Ethan Gonzales - PLC '14||Joshua Reinstein - PLC '13||Prerit Oberai - PLC '14|
|Megan Ives - PLC '13||Blake Biskner - PLC '14||Alejandra Pedraza - PLC '14|