Jason is originally Nutley, New Jersey. He received his Bachelors in conservation and wildlife management from Delaware Valley University in 2010 and his masters in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014. Jason started with CKWRI as a Ph D student in 2016 studying habitat factors affecting ocelot occupancy and conservation in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
Why Jason Chose CKWRI: As someone who wants to conduct high-level carnivore research in the future for a academic, federal or international wildlife agency, the opportunity to conduct my dissertation research under Dr. Michael Tewes on the federally endangered ocelot was too good not to pass up. The reputation of CKWRI and its commitment to producing high-level impactful research is well-known and I am sincerely glad I made the choice to come here.