Jason Lapadula is a Foreign Affairs Officer and Presidential Management Fellow in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the U.S. Department of State. He is interested in the application of technological to policy issues in conflict environments, and is currently focused on the use of digital evidence for atrocity documentation in Ukraine. Prior to the State Department, Jason was an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps with deployments to the Arabian Gulf and Afghanistan.
In addition to his U.S. government service, Jason has worked for the World Food Programme in the Republic of Congo, blending remote and field data tools to monitor and evaluate food and cash-based assistance programs as a means of post-conflict resolution in the Pool region. He also has experience in the private sector as an international business development manager for Maxar Technologies. Jason has worked as a consultant for the World Bank Group and The Cohen Group.
He holds a Masters of Arts in Global Affairs and a Masters in Business Administration from Yale University, and a Bachelors of Music from New York University. He enjoys running, climbing, and backcountry skiing.