Jason earned his B.S. in Business Administration-Finance from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). While pursuing an MBA at UTEP, he was offered the opportunity to join the fall 2010 International Business Ph.D. cohort. His experiences include government service in the U.S. Army and program management for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Europe and Middle East. As an entrepreneur he has business experience in the United States, Qatar, and Philippines.