Jonathan was raised in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with majors in Philosophy and History. While at the university he published fiction in various literary journals, worked for publications such as the Marr’s Field Journal and the New College Review, and was a weekly contributor to the Crimson White. He also worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant to various professors. After his year of service with Impact America, he plans to attend law school where he is interested in focusing on privacy.


What do you like to do for fun?

In my free time I like to roast coffee and read pretty much anything.


Name and describe a memorable place you have been.

One of the most memorable places I’ve been is a bed and breakfast in the town of Zlin in the Czech Republic. In the Czech Republic many people build their own homes, but they don’t go into debt to do it; they build the home gradually, as they can afford it. They move into these half-finished houses as soon as they’re inhabitable and they finish the construction while living in them. As a result, many of the houses in the town, including this bed and breakfast, were only half-finished. It was charming.


What is your favorite quote from a film, book, or song? 

A Tale of Two Cities: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”