Jay has a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Art Education from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from Elms College. In 2018, Jay completed User Experience Design courses at General Assembly and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jay has served as a Design & Visual Communications teacher in Boston Public Schools for the past eleven years.
His interest in serving others has always been his guiding force. Over the last year, he realized that there are many ways to improve lives outside of teaching, so he started to pursue a design career outside the classroom. He has been honing his design skills through freelance and volunteer work, including graphic design for Empowerment Through Integration and assisting with expert reviews for accessibility of digital products at the Institute for Human Centered Design in Boston, MA.