Jay has taught at Bellevue College since 2001. Before coming to BC, he spent two years getting his master’s in the MATESOL program at the University of Washington, where he taught in the Intensive English Program. He also taught math and science for two years in Malawi as a Peace Corps volunteer, and English for three years in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Between Malawi and Mexico, he spent several years at Caltech in Pasadena, California, where he was the science writer in the Public Relations Office. He has a B.A. in physics-astronomy from Whitman, and a certificate in science writing from UC-Santa Cruz. When not grading papers, he often reads or watches TV, sometimes goes running, occasionally cooks, and has even been known to go hiking and biking a few times a year.