Jared is a Senior Manager with the Global Restoration Initiative, where he helps manage project delivery, strategy, and fundraising. The Global Restoration Initiative is one of WRI's largest programs, and seeks to restore degraded land back to economic, social and environmental productivity.

Prior to joining the Restoration team, Jared worked with Global Forest Watch, where he managed a small grants fund that supports civil society projects working on forest governance. He has previously worked on stream and wetland restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay region, on species conservation projects in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, and with Arbor Day Foundation to implement a tree-based energy efficiency program in the United States.

Jared holds an MPA in Environmental Science & Policy from Columbia University and a BSc in Natural Resource Conservation and Forestry from Virginia Tech.

Jared lives in Hyattsville, MD, with his wife, twin boys, and their two dogs.