Jonathan Quiros

Founding Software Engineer
A bit about Jonathan...

An entrepreneur at heart, Jonathan founded and was Chief Technology Officer at Subject, formally known as Emile Learning. There he led product/technology and managed a team of over 10 engineers to sprint to Subject's eventual seed round and beyond. His passion for education comes from his dad, a GED teacher who has taught in Los Angeles for the past 15 years. Besides education, Jonathan loves music and has been playing guitar most of his life.

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What piece of advice would you give parents with unengaged students?

I think the best thing is for a student is to find something that helps them personally connect to the material. That's what's so great about Curious Cardinals, we make sure that a student's mentor personally connects with them and is the best possible match.

What was the most surprising part of the college experience for you?

I would say the amount of camaraderie in my class and program. If you were involved in whatever way, be it clubs or other school programs, you would find great people likely on the same journey. That connection made a rigorous program much easier.

Why is passion so important as it pertains to learning?

Passion, in my opinion, is what helps students not only stay with but excel in a subject. If you're not able to personally connect with it then it's gonna be that much harder to find the energy to focus on it for lengths of time.

What kind of impact would you like Curious Cardinals to have?

I would like Curious Cardinals to be an integral part of a student's journey in whatever way a student might need at that moment. From supporting to coaching to literally helping students find their lifelong passion, Curious Cardinals is there to help students in the way they need it most.