Jared is from Indiana, Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology, with honorary distinction, from the University of Dundee (Dundee, Scotland) in 2014. During his time in Scotland, Jared had the opportunity to work alongside some of the highest respected forensic practitioners in the world. He completed thesis research on the examination and analysis of knife marks on bone. Jared also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is currently working on dual master's degrees in applied archaeology and instructional design technology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His current thesis research focuses on applications of 3D laser scanning in a zooarchaeological context. Jared is also a part-time anatomy instructor in his home state of Pennsylvania. In his free time, he manages a non-profit scholarship fund that he established in loving memory of his twin cousins. He plans to pursue Ph.D. candidacy in the near future.