Jacob Gebrewold is a spoken wordsmith of many stripes. As a poet, Jacob was the 2013 Vancouver Youth Grand Slam Champion, the captain of the 2013 Hullabaloo championship team, and a finalist at the 2013 YouthCanSlam national poetry slam representing the Vancouver Youth Slam. His work in poetry often challenges key systemic social issues. Beyond that, Jacob coaches public speaking and debate, helping with the Canadian high school national debate teams from 2017-2019 and judging at the high school debate world championships in 2017 and 2018. A dedicated educator, Jacob takes pride in helping young people develop their genuine voice, impacting both themselves and their audiences.