JFK and Jackie’s grandson or only surviving grandson, Jack Schlossberg, graduated both from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.
The 29-year-old, who was studying for dual graduate degrees at an Ivy League school, celebrated his graduation on Instagram this weekend.
Youngest child and only son of the former US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, Jack has not mentioned his career plans, but has spoken in the past about being inspired by his family’s legacy of public service.
Jack Schlossberg, grandson of JFK and Jackie O, graduated from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
The 29-year-old, who was studying for dual degrees at an Ivy League school, celebrated his graduation on Instagram this weekend.
Celebration: Jack celebrated his graduation with a party at home and documented it in a series of photos
Jack shared three photos from a graduation party over the weekend, one masked in a library and another from a “Happy Graduation banner.”
In another, he holds a plate of cake with Harvard logos on it, diplomas, and graduation caps adorning the shirts.
In the photo, he is smiling and sticking out his tongue while wearing a T-shirt with the letters “Jdmbalfg” on it, which he also wrote in the caption.
Jdmbalfg seems to refer to two degrees – JD for Law and MBA for Business – as well as “lfg”, which is a generic abbreviation for “Let’s f***ing go”.
Jack earned an associate’s degree at Harvard University in the fall of 2017 in the school’s joint JD-MBA program.
In his first months there, Jack confessed Boston.com It was very busy at Harvard.
“I don’t have a life,” he said, “but that’s what I subscribed to.” “It’s great, you just have to learn all day. Sometimes it’s hard, but it was a fun experience.
Jack is the youngest child and only son of former United States Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (pictured with her parents, then-Senators John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy)
Jack and his sisters, Tatiana (left) and Rose (center), pictured with their parents, Caroline and her husband Edwin Schlossberg
Harvard Law School is amazing. I am lucky to be here. It is a really challenging and intense experience. But I know a lot more than I did the day before I went to law school, so that feels great.”
Jack also admitted at the time that his favorite restaurants were on JFK Street, which is “humble.”
There is no pretense that he is not here when I am at Harvard. The first few days it felt a little weird, but now I don’t think about it much.
At the time, Jack – who has two sisters, Rose, 33, and Tatiana, 31 – admitted he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his career.
“I’m kind of hedging my bets,” he said. I’m not sure what I want to do – work, law, something else.
I went to law school thinking I really wanted to practice environmental law, and so far my favorite class is in property, something I never expected. Three years from now, my interests may be completely different. I will always be concerned with climate issues, but my idea of what I want to do will likely change.
Jack has tried his hand at many jobs over the years, and in 2017 he spoke at the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards
Jack, who is pictured with his mother at the 2017 Met Gala, said he was inspired by his family’s legacy of public service
Years later, he told The Today Show: “My family’s legacy of public service has inspired me. It’s something I’m very proud of. But I’m still trying to make my own way and figure things out. So stay tuned – I don’t know what to do.
Prior to his graduation, he had attended Collegiate School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and Yale University, where he majored in history with a concentration in Japanese history.
At Yale, he wrote for the Yale Daily News and the Yale Herald and spent the summer removing toxic waste in Massachusetts before graduating in 2015.
Between undergraduate and graduate students, he spent time working for the US Department of State. He also worked for a Japanese brewing, distilling and beverage company called Suntory Holdings Limited, and a Japanese e-commerce and internet company called Rakuten, Inc.
He also had a one-episode role in the final eighth season of Blue Bloods in 2018, when he was 25 years old.
Jack has been involved in other work over the years, including helping his family profile at the Courage Awards, working as a Senate page and intern, and working with former Secretary of State John Kerry.
He attended Yale University for undergraduate studies and had several jobs before continuing his education (pictured with former President Bill Clinton in 2015)
Jack, who has written for The Washington Post, New York Times, Time and New York Magazine, was photographed with his sisters Rose (left) and Tatiana (right)
He spoke with his mother at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of President Biden
Of him Kerry once said of him: “A sense of humor is not hereditary, but it seems to be inherited in the Kennedy family. In President Kennedy’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg, this quality seems to be a constant.
He has also written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, and The Cut magazine.
He’s also been involved in politics, and in 2016 he wrote to Politico About the statements made by Senator Ted Cruz about his grandfather under the title “Ted Cruz is not Jack Kennedy”.
He wrote: “As Kennedy’s grandson, and as a scholar of his life, legacy, and administration, I find this idea—and the suggestion that Ted Cruz somehow assume his mantle—absurd.
“If my grandfather were alive today, he would have been excited about what we have come to as a country since 1963, he would have felt urgency about the challenges ahead, and he certainly wouldn’t be a Republican.”
In 2020, he even spoke at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of President Biden.
“Times have changed,” he said, “but the themes of my grandfather’s discourse—courage, unity, patriotism—are no less relevant today as they were in 1960.” Once again, we need a leader who believes America’s best days are yet to come. We need Joe Biden.