Jonathan Klepper is a specialized research faculty member at Florida State University in the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR). Since his graduation from Florida State in 2011, his professional interests have focused on early childhood educational research and large-scale project management. He works closely with local school leaders and educators to conduct in-school research, assessment, and instructional support. He is committed to improving access to high-quality education for all children and families. Additionally, he believes that engagement with culture and arts is critical to building a vibrant community. He works to expand access to the arts through fundraising and diverse audience engagement programs. He serves on multiple university and civic boards focused on arts and culture. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, and travel.