Jai Singh is a Field Organizer at APANO. He was born and bred in Decatur, Georgia by Sikh-Punjabi immigrant parents. Oregon has been his home for approximately 4 years now.
Jai received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Emory University and he recently graduated with a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University. Jai is also a proud 2016 graduate of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon’s Organizer-In-Training program, where he learned the science and art of community organizing alongside Portland’s environmental justice and civil rights community.
Jai has also worked with the API community in the Jade District during his time as a Climate Resilience Intern for APANO in 2016. He has conducted extensive research and outreach efforts for campaigns, and has spent several hours in East Portland, bus organizing, specifically for a community based transportation needs assessment, through a contract community organizing position with OPAL.
Jai enjoys drinking tea, reading and listening to audiobooks, attending live local concerts, being a part of community at his place of worship (Gurdwara), and creatively participating in nonviolent direct action rallies in Portland.
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His