Jonathan graduated from the University of Washington as a Community, Environment, and Planning major in the University of Washington’s Urban Planning Department. At the University of Washington he founded a student organization to build recognition about the Duwamish Tribe’s lack of feral recognition. Also while at the UW he developed a theory uses mathematics to explain the role of authentic empowerment in the role strengthening communities.
More recently, Jonathan came to EOS from the Tukwila School District. He begin as an instructional assistant as well as a parent of children in the district. In making the effort to advocate for all students as if they were his own, he transitioned to the role of McKinney-Vento Liaison as the director of the McKinney-Vento Program. As a district leader, Jonathan was able to witness the need for improved racial equity practice in the public school system.
On his time off, Jonathan volunteers with the International We Love You Foundation by participating in street cleanups, blood drives, and other volunteer services with his church.