Jacob Fraker is a 26-year-old grad student from California living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Born and raised in the small rural town of Sonora, CA with his older brother, who also has CF, and his two sisters. Jacob spent most of his early life working in a number of nonprofits engaged in community-level work addressing a host of issues. Jacob left Sonora in 2016 to pursue his Bachelors in Social Work at San Jose State University through the support and empowerment of his CF social worker. While at SJSU Jacob developed a passion for initiating change through policy to address systemic problems for underserved communities. This passion pushed him to attend UC Berkeley, to obtain a Masters in Social Welfare specializing in strengthening communities and organizations. Jacob has been involved in rare disease advocacy for a few years as a legislative associate at Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. Working to educate lawmakers, propose policy, and fight for the rare disease community at the state and federal level. Starting this Fall Jacob will be legislative aid for the Office of Assemblymember Susan Eggman in Sacramento, and plans to bring greater change and solutions to the rare disease community.