- Type: Development Professional
- Organization: The DREAM Project
- Title: Director of Development
- Years of Experience in the field: Since 2004
Theme Areas: Children and Youth, Community Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Human Rights
Jonathan Wunderlich has been with The DREAM Project since 2004, its first year of operations. Originally from Rochester, NY, Mr. Wunderlich 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. Mr. Wunderlich 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, Mr. Wunderlich 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, he has watched The DREAM Project grow from a small, grass roots organization, into an internationally recognized non-profit.
Professional Affiliations and/or Academic Background in Field
Mr. Wunderlich is an Executive Board Member of EverGift.