Jonathan graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics-Philosophy. He then earned a BPhil (equivalent to an M.A.) in Philosophy from Oxford University, achieving distinction for his thesis on Immanuel Kant. While a Teaching Assistant at Columbia, Jonathan discovered his love of teaching and the joy of helping students understand something on their own terms, especially when they never thought they could. Beyond teaching, Jonathan also has a passion for music—listening, analyzing, performing, composing, and recording.