Jake Head is a Master’s student in Urban Studies, and has been a part of the school since the days of The Murphy Institute when they began Public Administration & Public Policy coursework in Spring of 2018. He is
currently employed as a Non-teaching Adjunct at SLU, serving as Research Assistant to Ruth Milkman, while also doing service work in the Food & Beverage industry, conditions permitting. Jake also puts in work with the Democratic Socialists of America in an effort to reform our political system so it can better serve a multi-racial working class.
Jake is running to help give voice to the student body in our fledgling school, to honor CUNY’s deep traditions, and to help represent our school and CUNY in state-level fights for educational standards and adequate funding. The academic, professional, and activist communities Jake has been privy to at SLU have contributed to a fuller appreciation of a social democratic ethos persisting in this city; an ethos he would be honored to advance while serving on our Student Union. Our city’s public institutions persist because of political fights mobilized by the working class to protect them, and because of the work that civil servants do sustain them. Jake aims to advance these rights to our city as well to protect CUNY as a vital public institution, if elected to do so.