“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: Senior in Los Angeles, California
History with Roots & Shoots: Three years with Roots & Shoots
Jonathan is a senior from Arcadia, California. This is Jonathan’s third year in the National Youth Leadership Council. His favorite Roots & Shoots project was working with volunteers to cook and make crafts for the elderly and those in the hospital because he was able to interact with the people he served. Jonathan has also helpied 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.