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Resident Director

Jason Budday

Jason is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where he graduated from La Roche College with a Bachelor’s degree in English Studies in 2001.  Jason served as a Resident Assistant while attending La Roche and upon graduating he began working as the Coordinator of Residence Life at LRC.   Jason went on to work as the Residence Life Coordinator at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh before sailing with Semester at Sea as a Resident Director for the Spring 2006 voyage.  During the voyage Jason coordinated the Sea Olympics and led field programs in Brazil, China and India.  While sailing Jason met his future wife, Kelly, who was also working for SAS in the campus bookstore.   Upon returning to the States, Jason began working in the finance department for McClatchy Interactive in Raleigh, NC where he is currently employed.  Jason is excited to return to the M.V. Explorer and to be a part of the tight-knit community of students.  He looks forward to another fantastic voyage and sailing with a new group of students as they participate in a once in a lifetime educational experience.