Jason Foster grew up in Milwaukee, but has lived in Chicago for over a decade, and now considers Chicago home. His scholarly work primarily concentrated on tax policy, international and comparative law and taxation, and political philosophy. Jason's professional work focuses on assisting creative and performing artists with their legal, tax, and business issues. He also assists various other nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Jason's current academic interests include tax and social policy, political sociology and messaging, fiscal and monetary policy, and social entrepreneurship. Jason loves actively participating in his community. During law school, he was deeply involved with multiple organizations, including the law student government and the law revue, a satyrical comedy and variety show about all things legal. Most recently, Jason volunteered with Ladder Up’s LIFT program to assist Chicago area students attending higher education programs as they complete their FAFSAs. He also served as an essay advisor for OneGoal, which aims to increase the percentage of Chicago Public School students who graduate from college. Before law school, Jason worked as a paralegal and academic advisor. Before college, he studied acting and vocal performance, both in conservatory settings. He also studied jazz and modern dance, and performed with many dance companies, color guards, and drum and bugle corps from around the country. Jason is an amateur flutist and loves attending concerts and live music shows. He also loves theater and dance performances of all sorts. Jason is an avid NPR listener and enjoys learning about coffee, tea, beer, wine, and cheese. He also tries—with varying success, given his schedule—to watch at least one independently-produced documentary per week.