Jonathan Chin

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Jon Chin is an educator, poet, software engineer, 2nd dan blackbelt, and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Share Meals, an organization dedicated to ending hunger and isolation among students. His greatest concern is how to leverage breakthrough technology to address the human condition in new, disarming ways. His classrooms are often attended by laughter, sometimes so much that they're asked to pipe down.


MA from New York University (Present)
English Education: Teachers of English Language & Literature in Colleges
MFA from Brooklyn College (2011)
Creative Writing: Poetry
BA from Boston University (2007)
English with Computer Science minor


Founder, CEO at Share Meals (2013 to Present)

Organization ending hunger on college campuses

Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn EOC (2017 to Present)

TABE and developmental literacy skills with continuing education students

Adjunct Instructor at Cooper Union STEM Program (2016 to Present)

Intensive weekend and summer computer science courses with high school students

Instructor at Pace University (2010 to Present)

Credited survey class in Taekwondo

Adjunct Lecturer at CityTech (2017)

First year English composition

Adjunct Professor at Manhattan EOC (2013 to 2016)

TABE and developmental literacy, science, and math with adult learners

Adjunct Professor at Rikers Island (2014)

Pre-college prep for incarcerated female students

Adjunct Professor at College Now (2014 to 2016)

College level first year seminar and speech & theater courses for hs students at Queensborough CC, EBC HS for Public Service, and Canarsie HS

Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College (2010 to 2014)

First year college learning community

Adjunct Professor at College of New Rochelle (2010 to 2013)

Introductory composition, journal writing, and GED/BA program for adult learners

Assistant Coach at New York University (2015 to 2016)

Nationally medal winning competition team in Taekwondo


Sustainability and Social Impact Track Chair at HackNYU (2016 to Present)

Annual global hackathon

Resident Teaching Artist at Association to Benefit Children (2015)

Taekwondo after school program

Founder, Faculty Advisor at Brooklyn College TKD Club (2009 to 2016)

National competition team

Educational Director, Senior Instructor at VisCorps (2014 to 2015)

Mentorship for success startup

Organizer, Teacher at Free Self Defense Seminars (2009 to 2012)

Partnered with organizations and departments at Brooklyn College

Selection Committee, Faculty Chair at Brooklyn College (2010 to 2015)

Study abroad scholarship of $1,000

Big Brother Mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (2008 to 2009)

Youth mentoring organization

Cofounder, Performer at Speak For Yourself (2004 to 2007)

Slam poetry club at Boston University

Founder, Performer at Intercollegiate Slam Team (2006 to 2007)

Regionally touring slam poetry team


Scholarship from Edward Gersh Fund (2017)

Given to education students to further their studies

HackPrinceton 2017 from HackPrinceton (2017)

Best Use of Wolfram Technologies - Sponsored by Wolfram

PennApps 2017 from PennApps (2017)

Grand Prize

$300K Entrepreneurs Challenge Grand Winner from W.R. Berkley Center (2017)

Social Venture Track

George Sandowsky Award from NYU CS (2017)

Given for exemplary innovation in using the Internet for community service

Development Prize Competition from NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program (2017)

Finalist, 5% selection rate

InnoVention from NYU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Association (2016)


Clinton Hunger Leadership Award from Rise Against Hunger (2017)

In recognition of oustanding leadership in the movement to end hunger

EdTech Track Winner from HackNYU (2016)

Awarded for Confluent, a digital platform to revolutionalize the way foreign language vocabulary learning is accomplished

Sustainability and Social Impact Track Winner from HackNYU (2016)

Awarded for Share Meals, a digital platform that tackles hunger and social isolation on college campuses

2nd Place Overall from HackNYU (2015)

Awarded for Shibboleth, software that empowers educators to identify and assist English as a Second Language needs in their classrooms

Community Service Award from Brooklyn College (2011)

In recognition of service to the Brooklyn College community


Rosalee C. So to Speak (2015)
Advice for Haitian Boys Runaway Parade (2013)
Convalescence Off the Coast (2013)
music, cloudy Off the Coast (2013)
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-Two Inches Off the Coast (2013)
I Never Noticed Flies Breathing Poetry (2009)
Einstein's Nightmare Indiefeed Performance Poetry (2009)
Ode to the Common People Boston University (2008)
Boston's First Night - Live Boston (2007)
Dear Boston University Boston University: Points of Departure (2007)
XX Blood Brother The Clarion (2007)
B Mynor The Clarion (2007)
Hail-Mary Missiles The Clarion (2007)
The Ridgework of His Fingertips are Signatures that Read like Lines The Clarion (2007)
D20 Heavy Water Indiefeed Performance Poetry (2006)
Haiku for an Imagined Love Burn Magazine (2006)
It's Real Burn Magazine (2006)
NYC / Boston The Clarion (2005)
Home The Clarion (2005)
a lit cigarette The Clarion (2005)
Extended Metaphor The Clarion (2004)
I broke bread with... The Clarion (2004)