Hopkins 4K for Cancer

The mission of Hopkins 4K for Cancer is to unite communities across the country in the fight against cancer by spreading awareness, raising funds, and fostering hope.


Jake Koenig

Trip Year: 2006
School: JHU
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
Email: jkoenig5@jhu.edu

Jake Koenig

Two years ago, my grandfather passed away from prostate cancer. He fought through cancer twice before, and basically, all my life, I remember him as my grandfather who keeps beating cancer. He lived a good strong life and I want to honor that life this summer by riding across the country. Also, I am joining the cycling team here at Hopkins this year and feel that pushing myself with something I enjoy will be an added bonus.

Future Goals:
I will be attending SAIS for further studies in International Studies and hopefully will one day work in politics. I am especially interested in economic development and East Asia. I'm not positive what I'd like to be doing in the field, but I'm more interested in policy than the nitty-gritty mathematics, so I'd like to be working with people to try and reach common solutions for some of the world's socio-economic problems.

Age: 19
Major: International Relations