As the Communications & Advocacy Director of the Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW), Jay oversees messaging and communications for LFW and staffs the Equal Justice Coalition, working to increase public funding for legal aid. Previously, Jay has worked in a range of roles, including positions with Friends of Youth, the Washington United for Marriage Campaign, and Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness.
Jay holds a BA from Duke University and a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Policy/Administration from the University of Washington. Committed to working collaboratively to create a more just and fair society, Jay is passionate about research and writing as ways to inform organizing efforts and policy changes that help marginalized communities secure justice. Originally from Virginia, Jay has lived in Seattle since 2010, and he currently lives in West Seattle with his partner and son.