Jonathan is originally from New York, U.S.A., but has been in Japan for 13 of the past 17 years. After graduating from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies in 2009, he was recruited to Japan as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). After working for 6 years, he went on to complete two master’s degrees in France and Japan respectively, and is currently in the final phases of finishing his Ph.D. at Tohoku University, Japan. In addition to full degree programs, Jonathan has had multiple short-term study abroad experiences in China, Japan, Germany, and France.
Jonathan is a skilled educator, with over 20 years of experience teaching and mentoring both students and teachers from all over the world, in 6 countries, across 4 continents. Jonathan has presented his research and work at academic institutions, conferences, and national space agencies, but has also been continually mentoring students for presentations and publications as well. He specializes in mentoring students to prepare for all aspects of admission to bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degree programs, as well as paid internships. He has expertise in successfully applying for funding and scholarships to
finance education, having received numerous scholarships, grants, and stipends. Jonathan’s additional teaching experience ranges from coaching junior high school and high school students for Science Olympiad to writing curricula for multiple schools and mentoring students as a teacher in the classroom.
In addition to teaching, Jonathan enjoys learning new skills, and being in the great outdoors. He loves photography, cooking, and calligraphy. When he is not trying to perfect a new recipe, he is probably relaxing in the onsen.
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