Jay Brooks



Jay Brooks attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning a B.A. from its Global and International Studies program. Due to his regional focus on the Middle East, Jay studied Arabic and studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Jay also earned a Master’s in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.


After graduating, he traveled the U.S., working in environmental policy in places such as Alaska, Utah, California, and Illinois. In addition to English and History, Jay teaches Recording Arts at Fusion Santa Barbara.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • An avid musician, Jay has been recorded in bands has performed on stage since he was 16 years old.
  • Trained in mixed methods research, Jay has a passion for data, globalization, history, economics, research, and social theory.