As a former high school educator, Jason deeply cares about underrepresented young people receiving more meaningful and purposeful educational experiences. He believes students transform their lives when they are given spaces to engage their passionate voices through project-based learning. Too often, Jason witnessed our most vulnerable young people lacking opportunities to take charge of their own learning through topics that mattered to them, and he thinks this is where the real learning and growth occurs. He is very enthusiastic to be part of Generation Citizen because he believes when students have a chance to genuinely and actively engage in civic issues in their school and community, then young people are empowered to strengthen our democracy and develop their capacity for self-actualization.
For over a decade, Jason taught at Brockton High School and Cambridge Rindge & Latin School prior to becoming Program Director at Generation Citizen. He has earned his master’s degree in the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education and his master’s degree in English and education at University of Massachusetts–Boston. Since the beginning of his career in education, Jason has stressed the importance of students feeling excited, challenged, and deeply-involved in their learning. He believes Generation Citizen will play an integral role with providing more students with these types of experiences in school.
When Jason is not working, he enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife and daughter, playing guitar, and having moments to just sit and be still with a good book while listening to his eclectic taste in music.