Jacob Fitisemanu, Jr. was born in Wellington, New Zealand to Karen Dang (Kaimukī, O'ahu, Hawai'i) and Jacob Fitisemanu Sr. (Falefā, 'Upolu, Samoa). Jake was raised in Honolulu, HI and Taylorsville, UT with a love of his vibrant Samoan, Chinese and Korean heritage. He graduated with honors in Social Science from Westminster College, where he also obtained a Master's degree in Public Health. Jake co-founded the Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition and has chaired the annual statewide Pacific Islander Health Week since 2012. He was appointed to the US Census National Advisory Council in 2014 and serves on the Board of Directors of the national Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. In 2015, Jake was appointed by President Obama to the White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and he was elected to the West Valley City Council last year. Jake is the Manager of the Health Clinics of Utah program and lives in West Valley City, Utah with his wife Lucia and their two daughters.