Jason enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2005 right out of high school. He was trained in signals intelligence analysis and worked at various field sites around the world. In 2009, Jason deployed to Iraq where he served as a team leader for a unit responsible for conducting kinetic missions to capture high valued targets in eastern and southern Baghdad. In 2011, he separated from the military and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received a B.Sc. in microbiology. In 2015, he became an M.D. candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine class of 2019. Jason’s current areas of medical interest include emergency medicine and infectious disease. He is currently conducting a historical clinical analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder and its recognition as a treatable psychiatric illness.