A black sheep in his own right, Jacob Ludwig, a senior double majoring in economics and political science, said his parents were surprised by his interest in politics.
“I don’t think anyone else in my family is remotely interested in politics,” Ludwig said. “So me being very interested in politics and going to law school is very unprompted; there is nothing that sparked it in my family.”
Ludwig said his parents are excited that he found something he is passionate about, irrespective of their personal careers.
“That’s the one thing they’ve always encouraged, you know, ‘We don’t want you to be what we want you to be — some idealized version of what we think our son should do — we want you to be happy and follow your dreams,’” Ludwig said — quoting his parents.
A hub for studious and hungry students alike, the Memorial Union serves as Ludwig’s “second home” on campus. Aside from frequenting the Memorial Union to socialize and get food, Ludwig often finds himself there until it closes, often busy with work related to Student Government.
“Sometimes I feel like I spend more time there than I do in my own apartment,” Ludwig said.
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