Jason Vorderstrasse joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2004 and currently serves as the Diplomat in Residence for Southern California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Reports and Blockchain Coordinator and the Deputy Director of the Office of International Labor Affairs in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Previously, he worked as the Chief of the Political and Economic Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, Mexico.
Other assignments include Chile Desk Officer in Washington, Global Affairs Officer for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in Washington, Consul in Hong Kong, and Vice Consul in Kingston, Jamaica. Prior to joining the Department of State, he worked for the U.S. Department of Labor in Los Angeles.
Jason holds a law degree from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College. He grew up in Oregon and speaks Spanish, intermediate Mandarin, and intermediate Cantonese.