Jamal served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, including combat operations in Afghanistan.

Attending the University of Florida, he was elected Student Body President, and later worked as Special Assistant to the University’s President and Assistant Corporate Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Jamal obtained a Masters from UMass Amherst, and recently graduated law school at Indiana University Bloomington. As a Pat Tillman Scholar, he was involved with the Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design, the Center for Constitutional Democracy, worked in Israel for Shurat HaDin, and was appointed to the Indiana Board of Health Facility Administrators by Vice President Michael Pence (then-governor).