About GS

Global Sherpa is dedicated to promoting awareness and knowledge about important issues and ideas in international development, sustainability, globalization and world cities.

The term “sherpa” refers to local guides from the mountainous regions of Nepal who help climbers navigate their way up the Himalayas.  The name Global Sherpa comes from the goal of connecting visitors with useful knowledge and ideas.  It’s also about thinking globally while seeking out less familiar local perspectives.

Founder Bio

I’m Jason, your friendly founder of Global Sherpa (“GS”) since September, 2010.  I have always been curious about international affairs and different cultures and looked for ways to share this interest with others.  I love to travel and enjoyed living abroad in Japan and the U.K.  (I am from the U.S. and now reside in NYC.)  I studied and worked as a research assistant in Kyoto for a few years thanks to Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Study Program.

I would love to hear any comments about the site or leads on interesting sources.  Over time, I hope Global Sherpa will become a catalyst for learning and collaborative projects that will help spread the interest in world affairs and promote international understanding, development and well-being.

In case it’s of interest or use in initiating connections, I completed an M.A. in  International Policy Studies and B.A. in International Relations at Stanford.  I just couldn’t get enough school, so I went back to The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business to get an M.B.A. in Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Finance, and Entrepreneurship.  Thanks to Booth’s International Business Exchange Program (IBEP) and London Business School’s International Exchange Programme (IEP), I am also lucky to be an LBS alum.