Jonathan's desire to help people reach the vision they set for themselves is what drew him to advising and his role as Academic Outreach Manager. He believes in using a strength based approach when helping students plan and set goals. An alum of Eastern University, Jonathan earned a B.A. in Elementary Education in 2005 and, therefore, understands Eastern from the student's perspective. He returned to Eastern after working as an adolescent mental health social worker in Delaware County, which gave him ten years experience serving individuals and families in all walks of life. Jonathan plans to further his education by earning a Master of Education in School Counseling. He is married to Shellina (Mtika) and they have two boys, Isaiah and Elijah. Jonathan enjoys food, fun, family, photography, and all things anime!