Jonathon was born and raised in Atlanta Ga. In May 2014, he received his bachelor’s degree in political studies from Bard College, where he was awarded a 4-year tuition-based scholarship from the Posse Foundation. During his undergrad career, he participated in numerous organizations and was a participant of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program. After graduating from undergrad, he spent a year in Beijing, China, and taught English for English First Inc.
He received my Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in May 2020 as a Cum laude graduate. In law school, he was the Symposium and Managing editor of the Southern University Law Center’s Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty, where his article “The Pipe vs. The Prescription: The Difference Between the Crack Epidemic and Opioid Crisis was published in the 11th issue. During his law career, he was awarded the Cali Excellence for the Future Award, earning the highest grade in Torts 1 and 2. Also, he was a teaching assistant for Torts 1 and 2, Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow, and a member of the American Inn of Courts. In addition to my law school extracurriculars, he was a legal intern for the Sexual Trauma Awareness Response Center. In the spring of 2019, he worked with the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus as an extern. Lastly, in the summer of 2019, he was selected as Peggy Browning Fellow and did a summer clerkship with the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) legal department in Washington D.C.
Jonathan has a strong passion for using his law degree to help be an advocate for marginalized individuals and he is excited about being an advocate for nursing home abuse victims in the DMV area.
- Bard College, Political Studies (2014)
- Southern University Law Center, J.D. -Cum Laude (2020)