Born to Iranian parents, in Mumbai, India, and raised in New York City, Jay has traveled the world, always stopping to sample the local cuisine. Whether it's the sight of a stray dog that's sleeping on the steps of the Acropolis, or the silhouette of an airplane racing across the sky, he sees a beauty in the ordinary slices of everyday life.
Jay received his BS in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in 1997, and went on to fly low and slow cargo planes, usually taking off too early or too late in the day. He received his MS in broadcast journalism from Columbia University in 2010. Right after graduating, he landed a highly-coveted job at Mashable, as a multimedia producer.
Jay's most recent endeavor is Jini Productions, his multimedia startup. Jini's mission is to make art, with light and sound. We focus on telling great stories, your story, while making the experience entertaining, informative and authentic.