Jayson Merkley is a 2015 Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellow. He holds a master's degree in business administration from Idaho State University. Jayson is a veteran of multiple science and justice advocacy campaigns. He has experience in management, strategic planning, communications, and education. As a speaker, he's appeared before UN ambassadors, farmers, science enthusiasts, and university audiences. His interests include the intersection between technology and food justice. When not at work, Jayson is frequently found playing soccer with friends around the parks of Salem, Oregon.