Jase, a native of Hawaii, is a doctoral student in the program for Higher Education Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as a graduate research associate at Project M.A.L.E.S. working at the Research Institute while also helping with the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color.
Prior to attending the University of Texas at Austin, Jase received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan where he focused on Social Policy and Evaluation. Jase also holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Saint Martin's University.
Jase's work experience includes being a victim advocate at the Crime Victims Advocacy Network in the Thurston County Superior Court House in Olympia, Washington. He also served as an evaluation assistant at the University of Michigan School of Social Work Program Evaluation Group where he supported social service agencies in Southeast Michigan.