July 14, 2022
Contact: Cinamon Watson

Denver, CO – “We are pleased to announce Jason Gaulden as the newest CSI Fellow,” said Common Sense Institute (CSI) President & CEO Kristin Strohm.

According to Strohm, Gaulden will focus on education. “The impact of education on our economy and our state is profound and we’re pleased to have Jason focus his time and expertise on the issue.”

About Jason Gaulden: Gaulden has spent his professional career working at the intersection of the business and nonprofit sectors. He is a partner at Oak Rose Group, a strategy consulting firm specializing in education, workforce development, and economic mobility. He draws upon 25 years of professional experience in varying roles: executive leadership, philanthropy, communications, grassroots advocacy, research and writing, fund development, and nonprofit board development

From 2015 to 2020, he worked with America Succeeds, a national network of business leaders focused on modernizing the nation’s education system. He co-authored the report The Age of Agility: Education Pathways for the Future of Work. The initiative empowers business leaders, educators, and policymakers to better prepare students for the new workforce and economy.

As a teenager and young adult, Jason had an unusually diverse set of professional experiences, being elected to the NAACP national board of directors at the age of 18, becoming a grassroots advocate and executive director of Hillside Neighborhood Association at age 19, and becoming youth director at the Pikes Peak Region Urban League at age 21.


Common Sense Institute is a non-partisan research organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy. CSI is at the forefront of important discussions concerning the future of free enterprise in Colorado and aims to have an impact on the issues that matter most to Coloradans. CSI’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that Coloradans are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives.  

Learn more about the Jason Gaulden here.