1673. “I believe it’s a lifelong effort to peel back the layers of why these things happened.” Three years ago, Jonathan Singletary made the leap into becoming a full-time musician, a seemingly far cry from his previous path of pursuing a Ph.D. in Immunology from @stanford. In his undergrad days at @moorehouse1867, he studied Biology with hopes of using his Ph.D. as a vehicle to become an executive at a pharmaceutical company. However, as a graduate student at @stanford, he was explaining his research to a woman at a happy hour when she remarked, “You don’t seem like you’re passionate about your work.” Jonathan recognized the truth in her statement and as a result decided to graduate with his master’s degree instead. He then went on to work at the social media marketing startup, Wildfire, and followed them to @google when they were acquired by the company. As Google began to downsize the Wildfire team, though, Jonathan decided to move to Brooklyn, NY to focus more of his energy on music. He landed in the city with a position at the music company, @shazam, but after 10-11 months, decided to go out on his own. Now, he performs at corporate events to pay the bills, but pours his soul into projects like his band, @harvillemusic. At the end of the day, Jonathan’s main goal is “to make great art that I’m super proud of,” and once he achieves that, he’ll then look forward to his other aspirations: having his music heard by millions of people and playing a show at @redrocksco! So great to hang with you, @jonathansingletary! #10kfriends #losangeles #hollywood #immunology #moorehouse #stanford #music #gavindegraw #artist #redrocks #meetingpeople
How we met: Jonathan came across my project for the second time through @onyi.love (#1655) and then DM’ed me to meet!