Mike Jayne

Senior Outreach Associate

Mike Jayne is a Senior Outreach Associate at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. In this role, he helps advance the Center's research findings and ideas as solutions to real-world problems.

Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, Mike enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps directly from high school, serving as a communications equipment operator with an infantry battalion. He attended the University of Florida on the G.I. Bill, majoring in journalism and political science, and rooting for his glorious Gators as they won multiple national championships. Mike caught Potomac fever while interning one summer with the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and returned to D.C. upon graduation for stints with Teach for America and a policy-focused nonprofit. He then enrolled at the George Washington University Law School, graduating in May 2017.

During law school, Mike gained experience with the U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, at a boutique litigation firm, and as a student attorney with D.C. Law Students in Court.