About Jim

Hi there! I’m Jim, a journalist, recovering attorney and ersatz nonprofit consultant who spends most of his days covering the transportation beat for PlanPhilly, serving on Young Involved Philadelphia board of directors, biking around town, and playing rugby every now and then.

My writing has appeared in Slate, PlanPhillyPhiladelphia City Paper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Keystone CrossroadsNewsworks, the Washington Blade, the Economist (letters to the editor about The Simpsons count, right?), and the Daily Pennsylvanian.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in ‘08 with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and earned a JD from Georgetown Law in ‘11. I then worked for a large law firm in Philadelphia for two years, hating nearly every second of it (the frequent free lunches and sizable paychecks were nice). My law licenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are currently inactive.

I’m in desperate need of recent head-shot, as this one below was taken over 6 years ago.


I’m still fairly miserable looking.


email: jim at jimsaksa dot com

phone: 732.330.3043



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