Jay is from Detroit, MI. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Certificate in African Studies. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa with an Honours Degree in Critical Race Theory. Subsequently, he began at FHP as the Enforcement Coordinator. His dedication to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is inspired by his study of African Anti-Colonial Thought.