Jason is a Project Scientist at emLab working on marine spatial planning and coastal and fisheries management on islands in the Caribbean, Pacific, and Western Indian Ocean. He works with emLab’s partners at the Waitt Institute on their work with the Blue Prosperity Coalition. His work has helped guide marine spatial planning in Montserrat and Bermuda, and inform fisheries management in Barbuda, Curacao, the Maldives, and Montserrat. Jason is also a Research Assistant for the Foundation for Environmental Conservation and co-organized the Foundation’s 7th International Conference on Environmental Future: Humans and Island Environments in 2018. Prior to starting at emLab, Jason worked on the EU funded Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment project at the University of Queensland, Australia, where he developed a coral reef managers’ handbook, "Towards reef resilience and sustainable livelihoods: a handbook for Caribbean reef managers." Jason has worked for marine conservation NGOs in Honduras, Bonaire, Tobago, and the Seychelles, doing reef surveys and restoration, teaching tropical marine conservation, and collaborating with and training local partners to aid conservation efforts. He has an M.S. in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University in the UK, and a B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular Physics from the University of Nottingham, UK. Outside of work, Jason enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his family.