Jayson is the Finance Manager, Cost & Pricing with Operations at WRI.

Previously, as Operations and Development Manager for the Sustainable Finance Center, Jayson managed the team’s operational, fundraising, and administrative processes. They advised the Director and Project Managers in the areas of budgeting and financial management, grants and contracts, and personnel management. They developed and promoted program management and development best practices, and oversaw fundraising efforts for the Center. Lastly, they were responsible for maintaining a positive working culture across the team and support on issues around staff recruitment, retention, and equity.

Previously, Jayson was the Project Specialist for WRI's Climate Resilience Practice and had served as the Special Assistant to the Food, Forests, and Water Programs. Before joining WRI, Jayson was as a legislative aide in the House of Representatives with a diverse portfolio including agriculture, coastal resilience, transportation, and finance.

Jayson holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University in New York City and a B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

Jayson lives in San Francisco, California.