Jonathan Nelson is a UX designer and researcher who creates captivating and functional experiences by building through learning. He is passionate about accessible design and connecting communities through technology. Born and raised in Chicago, Jonathan has been an educator and community builder for nearly ten years. Before completing UXDI at General Assembly he was a high school history teacher, mentor, and coach. Jonathan’s academic background includes global research with the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Study of AIDS in South Africa as well as the Social Support Initiative in Botswana focusing on health and livelihoods of children. He has an MA from the Center for International Studies at Ohio University and a BA in History from Loras College. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and being outside.
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