Jonathan Bertrand attended Florida A&M University where his area of study was Public Relations and Marketing. He received Congressional Recognition from the House of Representatives for his contributions to his community, in regard to social welfare. In December 2015, he created The Global Touch Foundation, his non-profit, 501c3, and coined the phrases “Social Media Dependency Disorder” and the “Triple Conscious Theory”. One of the youngest speaker at the 2017 National Council of Behavioral Health, in Seattle Washington, he pioneered and introduced the concept Social Media Awareness to a captivated audience, and has since trademarked the “Social Media Dependency Disorder”, a primary focus of The Global Touch Foundation, foundation. Currently growing his team, Jonathan is continuing his pioneer adventure. Bertrand is also a National Leadership Candidate for the Ruderman Family Foundation for Disability Inclusion located at Massachusetts Institute of Technology introducing Social Media Dependency Disorder as a new disability.
In mid-January, Mr. Bertrand launched the Social Media Research Fund Through the Global Touch Foundation; a fund dedicated to supplying companies, and families, with social media research (and understanding) solutions. Its goal is to help make the cyber world and as a result the physical world, a better place, with education and real-world solutions. He has hosted various public events, as well as university events, allowing students, and faculty, to have an in-depth conversation about the importance of understanding this critical, and crucial, facet of modern society.