“I hope to be a changemaker in my community, shed light on the challenges faced by people outside my community, and build bridges between them.”
Grade: Sophomore in Los Angeles, California
History with Roots & Shoots: One year with Roots & Shoots
Jonathan is a high school freshman from Arcadia, California. This is Jonathan’s first year in the National Youth Leadership Council. Some of his favorite Roots & Shoots memories were helping his community shift from more water-dependent plants to succulents, volunteering at homeless shelters and environmental beautification projects. Passionate about environmental conservation and community activism, Jonathan is active in Habitat for Humanity, Biology Olympiad and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys swimming, reading, and learning more about bioengineering.