Jon Dao FGLP Trip Leader


Jon Dao



Jon is originally from the state of Arkansas, having only moved to Boston in the summer of 2013. As a student, he studied education, speech, writing, and even acting. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Public Relations at the University of Central Arkansas, he spent three years teaching English in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Outside the classroom, Jon started the Toyama Film Festival to support Make-A-Wish Japan Hokuriku and served as an MC for the Arvynia Fashion Show. Jon hopes to further hone his communication talents to someday become a public speaker, perhaps even giving a TEDtalk.

During the day, he works as an English teacher at the Kaplan Institute in Harvard Square. But at night, Jon moonlights as a LifeStyle Writer for Boston Urban News. In those featured articles, Jon passes on plentiful career and relationship advice.

His hobbies include weight training, podcasting, and rapping. Jon is looking forward to learning more about Boston with you.

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