JP received his Bachelor's of Science in Commerce in 1994 specializing in Finance, International Management and German.  JP received the Phi Beta Kappa award - an honorary society of  university graduates to which members are elected on the basis of high academic achievement.

Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California.  Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California and the west coast of the United States and has remained in its original location for 167 years. The university's campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis which traces its founding to 1776. The campus mirrors the Mission's architectural style and provides a fine early example of Mission Revival Architecture. The university is classified as a "Doctoral/Professional" university by Carnegie Classification.

Among Santa Clara's alumni are governors, congressmen, mayors, senators, and presidential cabinet members including Leon Panetta and Janet Napolitano.  Panetta.  Panetta is an American politician who has served in several different public office positions, including the Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as a U.S. Representative from California.  Napolitano served as is an American politician, lawyer, and university administrator who served as the 21st governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009 and United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, under President Barack Obama.


Santa Clara's alumni have won a number of honors, including Pulitzer Prizes, the NBA MVP Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Santa Clara alumni have served as mayors of San FranciscoLos AngelesOaklandSan Jose, and Washington, DC. The two most recent Governors of California attended Santa Clara.

Santa Clara's sports teams are called the Broncos. Their colors are red and white. The Broncos compete at the NCAA Division I levels as members of the West Coast Conference in 19 sports. Broncos have won NCAA championships in both men's and women's soccer. Santa Clara's student athletes include current or former 58 MLB, 40 NFL, and 12 NBA players and 13 Olympic gold medalists.