Jonathan graduated from Rutgers University, Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors in Criminal Justice. He also received an Academic Achievement Award from the ECC Psychology Department. Jonathan went on to earn his M.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers, Newark and graduated Summa Cum Laude, as an Academic Achievement Award recipient from the Graduate School of Criminal Justice. During his graduate studies, Jonathan was an intern at the Paterson Police Department which culminated in his graduate thesis titled, A Review of 21 Years of Domestic Violence Homicides in the City of Paterson.
Before attending law school, Jonathan was employed for an Environmental Consulting Firm. From there, Jonathan attended the #1 ranked environmental law program in the country at the Pace University School of Law as a merit based scholarship recipient and graduated Cum Laude, also earning an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Law.