Jake Smart grew up in Stansbury Park, Utah, Monterrey, Mexico, and San Diego, California Before attending college he served as a missionary in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in sociology. During summer 2009 Jake worked as a legal aid for Utah Legal Services. He will be entering his third year of law school and will be president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society chapter at Lewis & Clark Law School this fall in Portland, Oregon. He enjoys cycling, mountain biking, playing basketball, and snowboarding.