Director of Development
Jonathan Wunderlich has been with The DREAM Project since 2004, its first year of operations. Originally from Rochester, NY, Jon graduated from Ithaca College with degrees in Writing and English Literature. For the last thirteen years, he has held various titles and certifications as a teacher, trainer, professor, and business consultant. Before moving to the Dominican Republic, he lived overseas for eight years in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, and Germany, contributing to a global perspective on many different cultural issues. Jon received training and solid experience as a teacher at the USES University in Buenos Aires and then became a business consultant working in intercultural communications and giving seminars on business negotiations, language and presentations. His consultant work included contracts with Roche, Nestle, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telecom, Siemens, and Zurich AG. Initially, Jon came to the Dominican Republic to visit a good friend, write a novel and do some volunteer work before moving to San Francisco to take another teaching position. After becoming a DREAM volunteer, he began working with DREAM full-time in June 2004 and was offered the position of Dominican Director. Since then, Jon has watched The DREAM Project grow from a small, grass roots organization, into an internationally recognized non-profit.