Jacob Nielsen is excited to continue contributing to the BYU community this coming year as a full-time visiting instructor. He earned a BA in International Relations with an emphasis in Latin American studies and a minor in English from BYU in April 2017. His initial plans to work for the State Department on US-Latin American relations were changed when he realized he was more passionate about English studies. Following this realization, he completed an MA in English at BYU in April 2019, focusing on Victorian literature. He has taught several courses at BYU, including freshman writing, writing in the social sciences, and British literary history. Using his academic background, Jacob takes an interdisciplinary approach in his teaching, helping students better understand the socio-political contexts in which they write. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys a good nineteenth-century novel, tennis, swimming, and spending time with his family.