Jonathan was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, where he developed a strong entrepreneurial spirit that has led him to seek opportunities around the world. At age 18, he moved to Montreal, Canada, traveling out of his hometown for the first time ever. In Canada, he embraced an identity of a global citizen, learning several languages and traveling to 60+ countries. During his Bachelor’s at McGill University, he was also able to intern at the United Nations in Ecuador and study abroad in the Netherlands and Australia. Subsequently, he was chosen as a Schwarzman Scholar to complete a Master’s degree at Tsinghua University. Currently, he resides in Beijing, China and works at Bytedance as a Content Strategy Manager for a key SaaS product (http://www.larksuite.com/).
Simultaneously, he has taken on a few education consulting projects and public speaking trainings; commercialized Colombian coffee in China; closed a few international commodity trade/import & export deals; invest in real estate in Colombia; and continue to travel the world.
He aims to become an entrepreneur and investor; an inspirational figure and leader; a philanthropist; and a Colombian diplomat.