Jin Alexander Tsuchiya
Jin (pronounced Gene) is passionate about public policy, and that passion is grounded in his belief that policy can create solutions for even the most challenging societal issues. Health policy, in particular, is deeply personal for Jin. He is driven by his knowledge that many policy issues -- which may on the surface not appear to be health-related – are in fact health issues.
Jin came to the Foundation in June 2018 with eleven years of experience in the realms of policy, public affairs and political campaigning, predominantly in Colorado. He focused on local policy and community engagement efforts in prior positions at Colorado WINS, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, CRL Associates and Kaiser Permanente. He also established the Mile High Business Alliance's policy function and served as a public relations intern at RTD. While he’s had the opportunity to work on many diverse issues in the past, health care and health policy is what excites and motivates him the most.
Jin grew up in Chicago, went to school in Missouri and has lived in Colorado for the last ten years. In his free time, you’ll find him playing soccer and spending time with his partner, Annetta, and their three-legged dog, Hank. If he’s outside, learning new things and enjoying Colorado’s blue skies and sunshine, he’s happy. Add in an international adventure or five (he has trips to Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia and the U.K. planned this year alone), and that is Jin’s recipe for a balanced life.
BA History – Saint Louis University
Master of Public Policy – University of Denver