Jason Rush

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Jason Mathes Rush

(1968-07-26) July 26, 1968 (age 53)
Colorado, United States of America
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Canh Pham
Alma materThe George Washington University, Washington, DC

Jason Mathes Rush (born July 26, 1968) is an American attorney and Head of Media and Strategic Communication at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).[1]

Work prior to ADB[edit]

Before joining ADB, Rush worked for UNICEF Myanmar, where he participated in relief efforts following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.[2] He also worked as an advocate on children’s rights and development issues, trained Burmese journalists about children’s rights, and led communication efforts to protect families from avian influenza.[3][4][5][6]

Rush previously worked at UNICEF Viet Nam, where he worked on emergency flood relief programs,[7] and also developed landmine injury prevention programs.[8]

Before working in international development, Rush worked on civil rights cases at Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and served as an attorney with a plaintiffs’ law firm in Denver, Colorado.[9]

Education and professional qualifications[edit]

Rush is a licensed attorney at law who holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., a Master's in development communication from Malmo University in Sweden, and a Bachelor's in political studies from Claremont Colleges in California.[10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Rush is a registered Democrat in Colorado. Rush is currently married to Canh Pham and has 3 children.


  1. "Jason Rush on LinkedIn". LinkedIn. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. "UNICEF Myanmar - In the News - UNICEF radio interview". UNICEF. 2004-12-29. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  3. Jason Rush. "Myanmar Education - Back to school and towards the future". UNICEF. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  4. "UNICEF appeal to help Burmese refugee children". ReliefWeb. 2005-12-15. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  5. Chris Schuepp (2005-07-02). "Young People's Media Network (YPMN): TRAINING: UNICEF Trains Myanmar Journalists on Child Rights, Reporting Group Drafts Ethics Code with Guidelines for Reporting on Children". Ypmn.blogspot.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  6. "Technical Working Meeting on Avian Influenza Communication | Polio Communication". Comminit.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  7. "UNICEF Viet Nam rapid assessment - 2002 Mekong Delta flood emergency". ReliefWeb. 2002-09-10. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  8. "UNICEF takes on landmines in Vietnam". Unicef.org. 2002-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  9. "Participant, Fall 2000 issue" (PDF). Pitzer College. Retrieved 2014-01-07.[permanent dead link]
  10. "Jason M. Rush Lawyer Profile". martindale.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  11. http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=524920469&targetid=profile
  12. Hugo Boothby (2010-11-11). "The Asian Development Bank". Wpmu.mah.se. Retrieved 2012-05-24.

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