Jon Perry is an artist, science educator, and founder of the Stated Clearly project. There he works with scientists and other educators to create animations about genetics, chemistry, and evolution. The goal is to take scientific concepts that are commonly misunderstood, simplify them, and presents them in short, friendly animations for the public. The animations are used in public classrooms and have found a large following on YouTube. The project is funded through viewer support.
Jon was brought up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the “Mormon Church”). Though he left the religion in his early 20s, he understands the value of faith, appreciates many of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and respects the strength of community that religion provides. He has been lucky enough to maintain strong bonds with family and friends within the church since leaving.
He lives near Montreal with his spouse and two dogs.