Jay is a project assistant for the Strategic Data Project at CEPR. Jay is recent graduate from Swarthmore College where they received a B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Black Studies. During their time at Swarthmore College, Jay worked with several intercultural centers and focused on diversity and inclusion administrative and events based work. Jay was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow which gave them the opportunity to do independent research on Black Feminism and Transfeminism as an undergraduate. Jay also held an internship with the Audre Lorde Project, a nonprofit for Black and brown LGBTQ folks of New York.