Jason DeFuria has many passions in his life, including cycling, band, and technology.  However, two of Jason’s passions stand out above the rest: Social Media and Education.  Jason graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master’s in Education in May 2011.  A year earlier, he completed his dual degrees at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  From 2008 to 2011, most of Jason’s experience came from the Dell University program, hands on learning the expanding market of social media.

Jason started with a program with the sole goal of leveraging Social Media to drive sales.  Jason has implemented some of the most effective Social Media Strategies that prior work experiences, such as with Downtown Custom Printwear or Dell University have ever seen.  His manager for the Dell University Program Joe Mannarino writes about Jason’s experience on LinkedIn: ” Jason had a very creative mind and was able to transpose that onto our Twitter and Facebook pages by not only posting industry related content, but was able to “reach” his demographic on regional and local based content to keep the pages fresh and relevant. If you are looking for a leader, and a natural in reaching out to peers, Jason should be on the top of your list.”  The Dell University program received multiple awards during Jason’s time, in part due to his efforts managing and training other representatives on the most effective uses of Social Media.

Jason has made quite the name for himself in Education as well.  He completed an intensive Master’s program with a 4.0 GPA, working full time with the Dell University Program, Downtown Custom Printwear, and the Mohawk Regional School District.  He gained a following of students at the school, and was the first teacher to champion the use of social media in the classroom.  His efforts in Social Media increased homework completion 18%.

For more information on Jason DeFuria’s qualifications and experiences, visit his LinkedIn Page:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdefuria