Co-Founder and CEO
Jonathan Klein is co-founder and CEO of UndauntedK12 and an Emerson Collective Fellow working to support America's public schools to make an equitable transition to zero carbon emissions while preparing our youth to build a sustainable future in a rapidly changing climate. He is also a co-founder of GO Public Schools, Revolution Foods, and the Oakland Public Education Fund. Jonathan has experience teaching and working within large urban school districts, and has led campaigns to change policy, elect equity-focused leaders, and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new resources for children and public schools throughout the country. He was chief program officer at the Rogers Family Foundation, special assistant to the state administrators in Oakland Unified, Bay Area executive director of Teach for America, and an elementary school teacher in Compton, California. Jonathan received an MBA from UC Berkeley and also lectured there on nonprofit leadership and management. He is a fully credentialed teacher and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University. Jonathan lives with his wife and two children in Oakland’s Dimond neighborhood where he coaches baseball. He was radicalized around the climate crisis while chaperoning middle schoolers at September 2019's climate strike.