Jon provides program leadership for the Catalyze team, including optimizing the program model and curriculum, as well as exploring new program-related innovations. He first joined the College Possible team as an AmeriCorps High School Coach—a role that allowed him to guide juniors and seniors from low-income backgrounds through the college admission process. Following those two terms of service, Jon gained experience in financial aid and academic advising at the University of Rochester and Upward Bound before returning to College Possible as a Senior College Program Coordinator. Jon is connected to the mission of Catalyze because he hopes to contribute to a day where educational systems, and the opportunities that come with them, are built in a way that truly afford equity to all.
Jon earned a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College.