As a communications consultant for Garden State Equality, Jay assists the organization with web design, social media, press outreach, CRM management, online events, and more.
Jay was previously Director of Communications at the National Center for Transgender Equality, where they led a team that used innovative tactics to push back against harmful Trump administration policies. This included creating the viral #WontBeErased hashtag and running the Protect Trans Health campaign, which eventually spurred over 20,000 community members to submit public comments to the Trump administration.
Prior to that, Jay was an Obama political appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, serving as a press assistant focused on the Affordable Care Act.
Jay holds a B.A. in linguistics with minors in English literature and gender and sexuality studies from Swarthmore College. Originally from Hong Kong, they currently live in Chicago with their partner and cat.