Jacob Cramer is a senior in Benjamin Franklin College studying psychology and Spanish. You can find the Cleveland native directing original plays and acting workshops as artistic director of Yale Children’s Theater or scare acting year-round at Fright Haven, Connecticut’s largest indoor haunt. He’s passionate about helping kids unleash their creativity and build confidence and aspires to create children’s TV programming and theater professionally. Our new Eli Ambassador also enjoys content creation, which helped him build a global nonprofit, Love For Our Elders, which has connected thousands of young people to isolated, struggling elders. Oh, and he’s a huge Swiftie!
Why did you choose Yale?
Growing up, so many people I admired went to Yale – writers, activists, and even Teddy Duncan from “Good Luck Charlie.” I was excited about its emphasis on the arts and hoped to delve into its creative writing courses and student-written productions.
What has been your most inspiring class so far?
I shopped Grammatical Diversity in U.S. English on a whim, but ended up falling in love with the course. As a first-year, I got to learn alongside fourth-year linguistics majors in a subject I knew absolutely nothing about. I've always been a writer, but the class let me explore language in a new way and I came to better understand and appreciate the many ways in which people communicate around the world.