Jahi has worked in higher education administration in Colorado for over 18 years. Prior to his work in higher ed, he worked as a structural analyst for Ball Aerospace in Boulder. He is on the Wheat Ridge Planning Commission and is a board member for the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA). Jahi has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is married to Alvina Vasquez and together they try to manage their two rescue dogs, Cameo and Malcolm. Jahi is a musician, performing as Providence “The Verse”, lead MC for the Denver-based electro/hip-hop band Reverb And The Verse. He is an avid reader, loves to play the piano, shoot hoops, and travel.