Jason Johnson
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Jason Johnson

Director of Communications & Public Relations

Jason is Director of Communications and Public Relations at uAspire. In this role, he is responsible for managing and directing external and internal communications, overseeing the organization's communication strategies, and serving as the primary media contact for uAspire.  Prior to joining uAspire, he worked at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) as deputy press secretary and later as community relations liaison. He has been a staff writer at The San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, and The Boston Herald, in addition to serving as assistant managing editor at The Duluth News Tribune. Jason has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Howard University and a masters degree in teaching from Trinity University.

Why uAspire?

My experiences growing up in Boston, as well as my years spent volunteering with young people and teaching journalism classes at the high school and college level, have given me a strong appreciation for the ways in which a quality education can impact a person's life, and the challenges many young people face in accessing higher education. I choose to work at uAspire because I believe strongly in its mission of reducing the financial barriers to education for those in need.