Jelani has been a mediator since age sixteen when he was trained by CRU to be a peer mediator at his high school. He has continued to be a trainer and administrator for CRU. Jelani has a BA degree from University of Washington. He credits his experience with CRU for his interest in psychology and business: his double major. Jelani's youth gives him an advantage when working with young people. His experience as a high school peer mediator is immeasurable for both youth and adults who wish to learn about peer mediation.