Patrick Wu is a senior educational adviser at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, where he provides academic advising and access to educational opportunities to high school students with financial need. Prior to his work at the Cooke Foundation, Patrick taught AP Language and Composition and coordinated service learning at a high school in Chicago. He also taught math and writing at a middle school in rural North Carolina. Patrick has also served as an instructor and as the academic dean for the Civic Leadership Institute. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in university-community partnerships, a self-designed major that combines higher education with the values of service learning and social justice from the University of Maryland.