Official CBS.com Survivor: Samoa bio
page excerpts (8/27/09):
"Both physically and mentally prepared for the game of Survivor,
Jaison is a very educated 28-year-old, who is currently
working on his law degree from the University of Chicago.
Before deciding to obtain his undergraduate degree from
Stanford University, this goal-oriented academic was given a
congressional nomination to attend both the Air Force and
the Naval Academy. Even though Jaison chose a route other
than the military, he still contemplates one day working in
the armed forces in order to serve his country.
In addition to his current focus on education, this Eagle
Scout is extremely active. Named “Mr.
California” by Cosmopolitan magazine, Jaison is also
an avid sports lover and enjoys basketball, football and
hiking – he has even scaled the top of
Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the
world. He also feels that one of his greatest achievements
is making the U.S. National Water Polo team. In addition to
his love for physical activities, Jaison plays both the
piano and the cello.
He dreams of waking up to the view a top Mount Everest and
boasts that, for a million dollars, he would snowboard all
the way down. His favorite board game,
“Diplomacy,” gives a bit of insight as to how he
plans to play Survivor. Much like Survivor,
“Diplomacy” is a strategy game that uses
communication, negation and deception in order to win. Even
though he plans to use positive elements such as strength
and intellect to win, he will not hesitate to betray others
if it wins him the title of Sole Survivor.
Jaison resides in Chicago, Ill. His birthday is September