Teacher / Mentor
o say Jay is excited to teach science in the 1-on-1 setting at Fusion would be an understatement. After six years on the east coast, trudging through snow and ice to complete both his B.A. and M.S. in chemistry from Clark University, he came back in his home state of California ready to stimulate the minds of young people interested in how the world works at the atomic level. Before joining Fusion’s team, Jay tutored both test preparation and academic enrichment after school hours. And before that, he worked as a camp counselor for an overnight program hosted by UC Berkeley that focused on career exploration, leadership, and college preparedness. While at Clark, Jay was the Head Facilitator of a support group for men of color, a TA for a class on creative writing, the proctor of the campus sculpture studio, and the Lead Operator of the thermal radiation induced Maillard reacted animal protein and semi-dehydrated, via high temperature lipid bath, vegetable starch sub-section of the school cafeteria (the fry cook). When Jay is not working with students, he enjoys perusing the shelves of his local library, playing fantasy RPGs on his computer, and binge watching the latest procedural crime drama. On a nice day, you might even find him outdoors trying to not fall off a surfboard, trail running, or petting dogs.