Jonathan Montoya


UC Irvine
PhD Student

Jonathan Lee Montoya is a second year doctoral student working with Dr. Mark Warschauer and Dr. Hosun Kang. Jonathan is curious about how traditionally marginalized students navigate STEM and CTE pathways, and how these pathways foster equitable routes to both college and career. Jonathan is also curious about traditionally gendered workforce pathways from secondary to post secondary education. Jonathan is a practitioner at heart. He holds secondary teaching credentials in Biological Sciences, Geosciences, and Career Technical Education. He has also taught AVID,MESA,English, Algebra, and post secondary CTE courses.Jonathan received his M.A. in STEEM education from Santa Clara University, where he was a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholar working with Dr. Sara Soledad Garcia. He received his B.S. in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Ethics at Humboldt State University. As an undergraduate he traveled abroad to study Botany, and Environmental Education in Argentina and Chile.In 2018 Jonathan became the first high school teacher to complete the Virtual Design and Construction Certificate program at The Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University. In 2019 he completed his A.A. in Spanish at Mission Community College.In 2020 he was awarded an ECMC foundation fellowship to study Postsecondary Career and Technical Education. Most recently he was accepted for a National Science Foundation Ridge to Reef Research Traineeship in Environmental Change.