Alum of the Month

//Alum of the Month
Alum of the Month 2018-03-11T22:45:01+00:00

Name: Jason Martiesian

Class Year: 1990

Post High School Education

  • Graduated Northeastern University in Boston (1995)

Career Highlights

  • Working to pass legislation to allow for the Secretary of State to purchase new voting equipment for the State of Rhode Island. This is the first time new equipment had been acquired in almost 20 years.
  • Leading the advocacy effort to enact online voter registration legislation into law.
  • Led the Secretary of State’s effort to enact legislation to reform the lobbying laws in the state.

What do you remember most about your time at Classical and how has your time there shaped you?
I met my wife at Classical and we still talk about our memories from high school. I also made a great group of friends from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I still get together with these same friends today almost 30 years later. The academic work was challenging and prepared me very well for college.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishments or struggles to date?
My greatest accomplishment is my wife and I raising a strong daughter who is doing well in school, participates in several sports and volunteer activities and has an outgoing personality.
A struggle was finding what career direction I wanted to go in after college. I graduated with a finance degree however after working for several years in the financial industry I realized that it was not what I wanted to do with my professional career.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

What do you do for fun?
I enjoy going to both professional and college sporting events. Also, I like to landscape around the house as well as play soccer and lacrosse with my daughter.

You’re running late for a meeting, what’s the most likely reason why?
Well my wife says I’m always late so I probably have a million reasons however the most likely one is I just didn’t give myself enough time to get there.

What was the last song you listened to?
Those who know me know you’re asking the wrong person.

What motivates you?
My family.

Anything else you’d like to add?
I thank all of the board members, volunteers and Donna and Leila for leading the growth of the Alumni Association. Classical truly represents the best in the city and the students and teachers need all of our support to keep it strong. The students will be the future leaders of our city, state and country and it’s exciting to see Classical still producing so many outstanding young leader