Jason Walsh is a recipient of the Academic Year 2020-2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
Jason Robert Walsh is a dual master’s degree student, pursuing degrees in urban planning and design and public health. Jason’s studies examine the intersection of health and the built environment, with a focus applied to the role of participatory based planning on creating place-based equity and healthful communities.
Studying Portuguese allows Jason to explore the role of communities in the budgeting and comprehensive planning of Brazilian cities, where the 1988 Citizen Constitution and attendant federal laws mandated participatory planning.
Prior to graduate school, Jason was a middle and high school teacher at a variety of international schools, notably a special needs program coordinator for a school in Bahia, Brazil.