Jason Smith is pursing an MS in environmental science at Brooklyn College. His research is focused on the relationship between soils and land management in New York City.

As the Northern Manhattan Regional Director for the New York Restoration Project he coordinates the stewardship of public parks; supporting community engagement, environmental education, and ecological restoration.

Prior to working with NYRP Jason taught art and design at the University of Buffalo and Canisius College. Jason studied art and ecology at Bennington College, and earned an MFA in Visual Studies from SUNY Buffalo.