"Yes, I do come from privilege and yes, undoubtedly some of that privilege is connected to my race because of the history of our country. But there's no reason that that should prevent me from trying to do something good for other people."
Jason Peterson was born in Champaign-Urbana in 1988. He majored in English with a minor in Education at the University of Illinois, and was hired as an English and Film Studies teacher at Paxton-Buckley-Loda soon after graduation. In 2014, Peterson began taking groups of PBL students down to the Mississippi Delta where he continues to chaperone trips to build houses for the Habitat affiliates there.