Digital Services Intern
Jay is a Digital Services Intern focusing on data-driven storytelling and data visualization. Jay is working on making MAPC’s research and regional planning process more accessible to a range of decision makers and regional residents through visual, creative, and narrative-driven depictions of data.
Previously, Jay was a research associate at the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center in Washington, DC. He conducted research on economic and community development, food security, and place-based initiatives. He assisted a range of community organizations, foundations, and non-profits, both local to DC and across the country, set up performance measurement and evaluation systems to understand and communicate the impact of their work. Jay also worked on the Urban Institute Health Policy Center’s Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM), analyzing costs and coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act, among other health policy-related projects.
Jay graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Economics and African and Afro-American studies from Brandeis University. He is currently pursuing a Master of City Planning at MIT.