Jas came to America at the age of six, when a presidential speech inspired his parents to immigrate to the “land of opportunity.” It was an early lesson in the power of words to move people — sometimes literally.
At West Wing Writers, he has made the most of that opportunity by helping leaders address some of the most important issues facing American society today — shaping conversations from the chambers of the Senate to the conference rooms of Silicon Valley. His words have helped foundation presidents craft new narratives, CEOs introduce new products, and advocates persuade policymakers.
Before West Wing Writers, Jas consulted for the Obama Foundation, supported the communications shop in Senator Kamala Harris’ office, and organized on behalf of immigrants at FWD.us, one of the nation’s largest immigration advocacy organizations.
Jas holds a Master’s in public administration from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in political economy and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Although he’s still a Californian at heart, he now lives in Washington, DC, where he’s exploring his way through the District, one hiking trail and coffee shop at a time.