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Jonathan Bijir

Jonathan Markowitz Bijur is the Executive Director of reDiscover Center, a kids' makerspace and creative reuse materials warehouse in Los Angeles, CA. Jonathan joined reDiscover as a Tinkering Facilitator in 2010 and has been Executive Director since 2014. He is a founding facilitator of Tinkering School LA. With over 15 years experience in informal education for elementary and middle school age children, Jonathan is a seasoned teacher, curriculum developer, and manager. Prior to reDiscover, Jonathan led outreach programs in art, engineering, and biology at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA, and American Decorative Art and Native American Art Programs at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Recent educational consulting clients include Iridescent Learning, Science Festival Alliance, and Santa Monica Public Library.
Jonathan is a passionate tinkerer, artist, educator, and STEAM advocate. Jonathan is Tinkerer-in-Residence at the Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center in Santa Monica, where he led a student team to present at GLOW 2013, a curated art show visited by over 100,000 people. Jonathan has a BA from Yale University and Masters of Library Science from Simmons GSLIS.