Jonathan was born in Montebello, California and raised in the beautiful City of Whittier, CA (562). He currently lives in the city of Yorba Linda, but still has a special place in his heart for his hometown.
He began his undergraduate studies in Journalism at the University of Oregon, completed two years at Oregon but received his B.A. from the University of La Verne. He plans on pursuing his Master Degree at Biola at some point in the future.
During his time in college, Jonathan was a competitive collegiate runner, competing in various events from the mile all the way up to the marathon.
Jonathan is a man after God's heart and he loves serving others. He is an active member at his church, serving in different ministries such as the technical ministry which helps stream the church services online.
He is very excited to be joining the Biola University Community in his role as a Success Coach. Biola has a special place in Jonathan's heart. As a child, his mom used to work for Bon Appetit and he was on campus every single day pretending to be a college student and now years later here he is, everything comes full circle. He is excited to serve his students and be there for them throughout their Biola journey.
His interests: Studying God's word, spending time with his family and his dog Roxy, huge baseball fan, especially his Los Angeles Dodgers, running, reading, writing, loves being outdoors especially at the beach.
A few fun facts about Jonathan is he loves to talk and meet new people, his favorite snack is sliced apples with peanut butter and he loves when people can't figure out how old he is.