Jason Islas


A former journalist, Jason is a communications professional who specializes in transportation and land use policy. A passionate advocate for climate action and sustainable urban planning, he has spent his entire career working toward changing the way people and planners think about how we build and get around our cities. He has more than a decade of experience in policy communications, journalism, and advocacy.

Jason worked for nearly five years in the micromobility industry where he helped create and implement communications and advocacy strategies aimed at shaping local and state policies to allow for better access to shared micromobility options, as well as for infrastructure to support those options.

Before that, Jason worked as a journalist for the nonprofit news site, Streetsblog Los Angeles, where he reported on transportation and land use policies in the greater Los Angeles Area.

He is an active member of the Sierra Club, where he serves as an elected member-at-large of the Club’s California Chapter Executive Committee. He currently works as Senior Manager of Policy Communications for The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility, a project of the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, SAFE.

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Reed College. He served in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria from 2008 to 2010. He currently lives, car-free, in his hometown of Santa Monica, Calif.