The SchermCo team is excited to welcome and announce our 2018 Digital Media Fellow, Jonathan Gardner. Please take a moment to read more about Jonathan, his passions, his hopes for his time with SchermCo.
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My name is Jonathan Gardner and I am honored to be joining the SchermCo team as their Digital Media Fellow. When I was a high school student, I benefited immensely from a program that aided children from underserved communities. Understanding that to whom much is given much is required, I have always dreamed to create the same impact within my own community similar to that program. Throughout my professional career, I’ve sought opportunities that combined my passion for community outreach and digital media to create that desired impact. Working with SchermCo aligns directly with my goal of aiding underserved communities through digital strategy.
Charlotte, NC, became my home just three years ago after moving from Philadelphia, PA. Though I am still adjusting to not having a classic Philly cheesesteak, I’ve been officially acclimated into Charlotte’s culture. From working for government offices and elected officials to local businesses, I’ve been able to learn more about my new home than what can be written. With each opportunity, I’ve developed a better understanding for the community members and their needs. Through strategic digital efforts, I have been able to bridge the gap between community members and the organizations trying to reach them.
My work inside the digital arena over the last four years has been extensive. From building more than 100,000 media impressions, increasing voter turnout by 15%, and increasing site traffic by 3%, my digital work has illustrated my ability to connect with community members. As I embark on this new journey with Scherm Co, I am confident that I can achieve similar results.
I received my B.A. in Communication from LaSalle University and am currently pursuing my M.A in Communication from Johns Hopkins University. When I’m not working, I’m cheering on my beloved Philadelphia Eagles or spending time with my puppy Bruce.