Welcome to My Website

​My name is Jake Volk, and I'm a student and Graduate Assistant at the University of Northern Iowa. I am the Assistant Editor for the North American Review, specifically working with authors in publishing their works in Open Space, NAR's online publication.

I utilize my skills and knowledge gained at Lewis University where I earned several leadership positions and many other opportunities to increase my knowledge-base in a few areas: interdisciplinary studies, educational technologies, and leadership.

I served for a year as the President of the Rho Lambda Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Likewise, I served as Copy Editor, Co-News Editor, and Editor-in-Chief for The Flyer, Lewis’ student-led newspaper. Also, I served as a Judge for the 2019 publication of Windows Fine Arts Magazine. Finally, I worked as the Lewis Library Marketing and Outreach Student worker, as Residence Assistant for North Hall, and as a Writing Center Tutor.

After graduating from high school in 2015, I began attending classes at Waubonsee Community College where I worked through most of my general education courses. I also took four courses directly related to my majors. I transferred to Lewis University in 2017 with all the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful student. I was eager to continue my studies for the next three years at Lewis completing coursework in both English and secondary education. Also, I took courses to earn endorsements in middle-level language arts and LBS1 special education.

The information and works within this website demonstrate my learning from my first course at Waubonsee to my final course at Lewis. The site also provides insight into some of my current academic and non-academic interests. I am looking forward to applying what I have learned at Lewis and at Waubonsee to a career in secondary education. Enjoy learning a wee bit about me, and I hope to hear from you!

Best regards,


Academic Work

MA, English (in progress)

BA, English

BA, Secondary Education

AA, General Studies

Professional Educator's License

      • LBS1 Endorsement

      • Secondary English Endorsement


Library Associate

      • Geneva Public Library

Special Educator

      • Romeoville High School

Residence Assistant

      • Lewis University, North Hall


Travel Abroad and Around

      • Europe

      • Canada

      • The States

Local Hiking & Biking

My Current Reading List