Jason Gooljar, Director of IT and a native New Yorker, first got involved with political and civic issues in 1998 as an intern for local government in Westchester County, NY, during his senior year in high school. Since then, he has worked as a paid staffer on two NY state senate and one gubernatorial campaign. He was also a member of the first class to be trained in online organizing by the DC-based non-profit The New Organizing Institute in the winter of 2006. Jason holds an Associates degree in multimedia development and management. His future goals include going back to school to study political science or a public policy-related area. He deeply cares about non-profit organizations that work towards bettering society and wishes to remain working in this area.