Jon Siapno

VP of Product Innovation

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Jon Siapno leads product innovation at Making Waves Education Foundation, where he is spearheading the development of an AI copilot that provides personalized education-to-employment coaching to young people via text message. This groundbreaking technology earned Making Waves recognition as a Top 5 Idea at the 2024 ASU+GSV Summit Education Innovation Showcase. Previously, Jon led the highly ranked college and career program at Making Waves Academy, a public charter school in Richmond, CA – rated #2 in the San Francisco Bay Area by Innovate Public Schools and among the highest in California by the California Charter Schools Association. After studying at New York University and Teachers College, Columbia University, Jon began his career as a public school music teacher.