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Jaden has been with Global Refuge since its beginning in 2001. His passion is to serve people by reducing the high mortality diseases that plague displaced populations. Jaden has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies & Arabic Language from Indiana University where he also studied Mandarin Chinese. He studied Epidemiology at Columbia University (NY) and has a post-graduate certificate in Global Health from University of Manchester (UK).

Jaden has spent significant time in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Central/East Africa and led GRI’s disaster response for Cyclone Nargis in Burma in 2008. Armed with these skills and his international experience, he coordinates all rapid assessments after disasters and prior to initiating new programs. He also directs our international programs; working closely with our country directors in our projects abroad. His work through Global Refuge translates contribution into action and makes it possible for us to alleviate the suffering of thousands of refugees.

Working from our headquarters in Arvada, Colorado, Jaden and his wife Michelle live in Denver with their dogs Kona and Stitch.