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Jonathan grew up in a small town in Minnesota. He moved to Minneapolis for undergrad at the University of Minnesota where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Spanish Studies. During college, he studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he spent time learning about different national healthcare systems. Throughout college, Jon also volunteered as a guest safety escort at Planned Parenthood. He continued working with Planned Parenthood during his gap year before medical school as an insurance navigator, assisting patients and community members in applying for and using state-sponsored health insurance plans. Jon then moved to Los Angeles for medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC where he co-led his school’s LGBTQ+ medical student group. He took an extra year at USC to pursue a Master of Public Health, which involved an internship in community-focused interventions for prevention of college campus sexual violence. Jonathan is passionate about LGBTQ+ health, family planning and abortion care, and the sociopolitical determinants of health. In his spare time, Jon enjoys going to music and comedy shows, collecting and propagating houseplants, mixology, practicing Spanish and Danish, and spending quality time with his cat.