Jason has worked extensively on economic development and conservation policy projects – including freshwater, conservation in the American West, oceans, and indigenous lands – since joining Redstone in 2008. His focus is on helping philanthropies design, refine, and evaluate strategies to meet their goals.

Select Redstone Projects

  • Helping launch and set the strategy for a multi-funder collaborative on freshwater issues
  • Working on the design of a new tool to plan, monitor, and evaluate advocacy projects
  • Helping a large NGO evaluate how to manage fisheries more effectively through allocating catch shares
  • Other projects include revising a major conservation program for the US Department of Interior, refining a family planning strategy for a major foundation, and developing a strategic plan for a multi-state education consortium

Background

Before joining Redstone, Jason graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, specializing in development studies. His thesis analyzed regulatory schemes to balance economic growth and environmental protection in Chile, where he spent the summer as a Bates Fellow. He was an officer of the Yale Debate Association and a semifinalist in the World Universities Debating Championship. Jason lives with his wife, Diana, and two sons, Noam and Eli, in Boulder, Colorado. A Chicago native, he spends his free time training for marathons or hiking and camping in the mountains.

Education

  • Yale University, BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, magna cum laude