Jonathan Rothman teaches mathematics and maker education at AFSE. He obtained a B.A in Biology and a minor in Native American Studies from the University of Montana, and a M.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Hunter College through the New Vision's Urban Teacher Residency. In 2014, he became an early career fellow with Math for America. An educator by nature (and family trade), he formalized his commitement to teaching 4 years ago after working as a biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admininstration for 6 years and playing music professionally for 4 years. A life-long learner, he's been pursuing academics and the arts since elementary school. Recently, he found that the engineering fields (science, math, technology, and design) allow him to bring his experience and passions for both together in the classroom. He hopes to help his students to develop a connection to their passions and goals, and see how they're connected to their community and the world at large. He loves: cycling, making music, furniture building and all manner of exploration.