Jon Menaster is a financial markets policy analyst and project lead at the GAO, a management consultancy inside the Federal government. Read more about Jon's background on LinkedIn.

Jon created, produces and hosts the Read Learn Live podcast, takes photos, and writes. He also curates events for Make Music New York and the Hoover Dam Collective, is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for The Secret City, is President of the Board of Directors of the American University NYC Alumni Chapter, recently co-founded an interdisciplinary arts collective called Dialogues, and formerly performed and taught sketch and improv comedy.

An angeleno at birth (Silverlake), Jon loves to explore the world. He lives in Crown Heights in Brooklyn, a place which, weather permitting, is slowly feeling more like home.