My name is Jonathan, and I am a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am currently studying sustainable community development with a concentration in urban studies, within the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. My interests include walkability, transportation (specifically public transportation), and planning surrounding land-use in urban areas and in city/town centers. The intersection of all of these ideas is particularly fascinating to me.
I also am employed by UMass Transit Services, the carrier of fixed-route bus service in the Amherst, Massachusetts area for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. I am currently both a bus operator and a dispatcher.
I am from Tewksbury, Massachusetts, a suburban town located in northeastern Massachusetts and roughly 25 miles northwest of the city of Boston.