Jonathan Lai

Software Developer

Jonathan Lai is a Software Developer for the Graduate School of Education.  Prior to coming to Stanford, Jonathan was a developer at UC Berkeley's Research Administration and Compliance Department. As part of their Information Systems team, he worked on applications that aided in workflows and document management for proposals and awards.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Biology with a minor in Education from UC Davis. He also attended UCLA's Graduate School of Education, student taught in East Los Angeles, and served as Graduate Student Researcher at UCLA Lab School (née Corinne Seeds University Elementary School) . He has a lot of experience in teaching and tutoring in various areas. From volunteering in highschool and tutoring in the Fruitvale District in Oakland, to doing Breakthrough Collaborative Sacramento for two summers during his undergraduate years, to student teaching in East LA with UCLA's GSEIS CenterX TEP program, education is very near and dear to the heart.

Regardless of if a school is in an affluent or less affluent region, he offers valuable perspectives and insights on education. He appreciates technology but he likes people a lot more—his heart is for education and the economic uplift of people in various socioeconomic groups.


Python, Javascript, PHP, Groovy, Drupal, Grails, Canvas, Ubuntu Linux, Git, Emacs
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