Jonathan is a leader of the Diversity Drivers at Bloomberg, an active speaker for the Bloomberg Black Engineers Community, and a member of the Black Professional Community. He has spoken extensively at events promoting and highlighting key D&I issues and is involved in promoting STEM professions to underprivileged youth at events and through mentoring. Jonathan is also the Co-Founder of Writing Legends and Talent Partner at Unleash, for which he has nominated prospective talent for the 2019 SDG Innovation Lab. A council member of World Merit and the Caribbean Implementing Partner for Giving Tuesday, Jonathan affirms the need for increased visibility of ethnic minority role models within the engineering industry.
Originally from St. Lucia, Jonathan co-founded Writing Legends, an organisation which helps advance youth from the West Indies by providing training, such as coding workshops, and access to global development and networking opportunities. Via WL, he is working with other organisations to tackle the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jonathan joined Bloomberg in 2010 and is now a Senior Software Engineer and Tech Champ Lead who promotes developer best practices across the Engineering Department. In addition, he is an instrumental member of Bloomberg’s Diversity Drivers, a select group of engineers who collaborate on initiatives that foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. He also helps attract and retain diverse talent by mentoring new hires and frequently speaking on panels to inspire students of all ages and backgrounds to pursue careers in technology. Jonathan is a member of Bloomberg’s Black Professional Community, in which he introduces its members to available resources to help them advance and be open about their culture and heritage. He also helped organise a contingent of Black engineers who wanted to promote a “safe space” for technical, professional and social discussions. They represent the company at conferences and events, such as the annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Convention and tech meetups.