Jason received his PhD. at the University of British Columbia for work on measuring the reflectively of extra-solar planets using photometric measurements from the Canadian MOST Satellite. After his PhD Jason joined the Kepler team as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow contributing towards the first Kepler discoveries. Jason is current a Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and a member of the Kepler Science-Office. His interests include exoplanet and stellar characterization to help understand the nature of distant worlds.