Jam is a lawyer (and illustrator) specialising in ICT, human rights, and law. He has degrees in Sociology (BA) and Law (LLB) from the University of the Philippines, and, as a 2014 NZ ASEAN Scholarship Awards recipient, a postgraduate degree in law (LLM, Hons.) from the University of Auckland, with human rights law as area of focus. He recently completed the Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. His previous stint in development work revolved around tobacco control and related human rights issues. Today, he uses his design background in promoting various causes, by assisting civil society organisations in their publications and communication materials.