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Jonathan Young '12

Upon graduating from Northwestern University with a double major in Legal & Communication Studies, Jonathan joined Teach for America to see firsthand the state of education in the Chicago Public Schools. He taught special education mathematics for two years at Harper High School in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood; Harper was featured in a two-week segment on This American Life as being one of the most dangerous schools in the country. After receiving his masters degree in special education and finishing his two-year commitment, Jonathan realized that the lack of technology use to aid with education in the inner city was extremely disappointing. He most recently learned to code at Dev Bootcamp and is looking to join the ed-tech world in order to change the future landscape of education.