Jon Siapno

Director of Product Innovation

As the Director of Product Innovation at Making Waves Foundation, Jon Siapno is responsible for connecting strategy with scale so that more students from Contra Costa County can go to college and graduate. Jon started his career in the classroom, teaching K-12 music in New York, New Jersey, and California. For the last 10 years, he has held leadership roles in the public and private sectors, supporting college access and career programs for students worldwide. Jon earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from New York University and studied sociology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He believes that for many people, education is the pathway to earning a family-sustaining wage, which is why he is personally committed to the mission of Making Waves.