"I believe in making an impact, and I choose to make the world a better place by continuing my service in the public health field."
Jared is from Bedford, Indiana. He graduated with honors from Indiana University, majoring in Political Science with a focus on international relations in the Middle East and intrastate wars in South Central Asia and Northern Africa. After completing his undergraduate degree, he was employed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, working in immigration policy. After a year, he left the government to pursue an officer commission with the United States Marine Corps, and was accepted into Marine Corps Officer Candidates School. However, his military career was cut short due to an illness during training. After being discharged, he worked with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy in Washington, D.C., and served with City Year Washington, D.C., where he worked approximately 1,900 public service hours with at-risk children and participated in service projects throughout the city. Jared enjoys staying physically fit, volunteering in the Washington, D.C., area, and finding new places to hike along the Potomac River.