In addition to directing the Marine Microbiology and Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems initiatives, Jon is engaged with the foundation’s science policy fellowship efforts and several projects conceived at the intersection of the organization’s science and environmental conservation programs. He is curious about the reciprocal relationships between earth systems and the living organisms on the planet, and how those relationships change with time. He is also inspired by how advances in technology can enable scientists to observe nature in new ways.
Jon has been with the foundation since 2007. He trained as a marine microbial ecologist and spent seven months at sea investigating seafloor hydrothermal vent systems in the Pacific Ocean. After graduate school and postdoctoral research, he worked at the Environmental Protection Agency as a science and technology policy fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jon earned a B.S. in geology–biology at Brown University and a Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of Washington. He serves on boards and advisory groups for several scientific organizations and programs.
Marine Microbiology Initiative
Special Projects in Science
Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems