Jd is an independent consultant with over 20 years of experience supporting international security and development activities in critical, sensitive environments, as well as public agencies domestically design sound organizational strategies, initiate transformation programs, improve operational performance, build cultures of innovation and conduct monitoring and evaluation activities. A passionate environmentalist and outdoor enthusiast, Jd is a rescue scuba diver and supports ocean and marine conversation and research non-profits engage donors and connect to local public environmental agencies.

As a Doctoral Candidate in Public Policy and Administration Jd studied sustainable community development and is currently completing his dissertation on the relationship between grievances and violent civil conflict. Jd also holds a Master of Public Administration and a Masters of Science in Organization and Management.