Jakub Łysiak joined the Taube Jewish Heritage Tour staff in December 2015. He is an experienced tour assistant, guide, and researcher, having established and managed his own firm, Polin Consulting, in 2007 (now incorporated into TJHT). Jakub studied at the Warsaw University in the Department of Jewish Studies, and at Tel Aviv University as a participant on the first session of the Polish-Israel Youth Exchange (PIYE), organized by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Jakub served as PIYE’s Assistant Coordinator in 2007. He has worked at the Embassy of Israel in Poland and interned at the Embassy of Poland in Israel, and has worked with a number of Israeli governmental delegations, companies, individual clients and families from around the world. Jakub was the first laureate in the Polish national contest for the History and Culture of Polish Jews, organized by the Shalom Foundation in 2000.