Jason Gots (EC96) is a writer, musician, and podcast producer who lectures in Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts’ writing department. After studying acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he earned an Eastern Classics degree from St. John’s and a master’s in developmental psychology from Columbia. Here he discusses his memoir, Humanity is Trying, which was released by HarperCollins/Hanover Square Press on March 1, 2022 and chronicles (among other things) the loss of his sister Meri Gots (SF97), who died in 2015.
I think that’s a St. John’s trait—that you never stop learning and that there are always things that you can learn from. I always tell folks that the greatest lesson that I got from my St. John’s experience is there’s nothing I can’t think about.
A new internship fund, created by Bryan Samuel (AGI04) in honor of his mother, will help Graduate Institute students explore a variety of career paths—including Olivia Braley (AGI21), the inaugural recipient.