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Secretary, Blog Writer
Jonathan is a junior Yalow Honors scholar majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Music. As a blog writer, he is passionate about covering topics such as novel approaches to medicine as well as mental health within minority groups. Outside of writing, Jonathan is the co-founder and 3D-printed toy lead for Makers for Change, a 3D-printing-based volunteering organization. He enjoys doing photography, playing the guitar, and 3D printing new creations!
Co-Founder at Makers for Change
Established a 3D-printing nonprofit organization that focuses on empowering high school and college students through additive manufacturing-based community work. Leading teams in five U.S. states through the designing, printing, and donating of customized toys for children’s shelters, clubs, and centers.
Undergraduate Researcher at Braunschweig Group at CUNY ASRC
Conducting research in the Nanoscience Initiative on the radical polymerization of polymer brushes in aqueous systems. Alumni of CREST IDEALS x IDMinNYC Summer REU program in 2021.
Blog Writer for the Society of Bioethics and Medicine
3D-Printing Ambassador at Makers for COVID-19
Supported small businesses, local clinics, and essential healthcare workers in New York City with a total of 1,345 3D-printed face shields and ear savers. Coordinated with Makers for COVID-19 ambassadors to fulfill an international request for 770 PPE items (face shields, ear savers, and cloth masks) at a maternal healthcare facility operating in Kenya.
Printed and donated 3,000 3D printed face shields for NYP-Columbia Medical Center, NYP-Allen, and Montefiore Nyack, and 1,000 3D printed ear savers for local clinics, EMT services, and social workers. Organized a COVID-19 Relief fundraiser to support New York City's hospitals - donating $1000 to COVID-19 relief charities at Hospital for Special Surgery, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, and New York-Presbyterian.