Partner, Advisor – Research & Strategy
Jesse is trained as an environmental policy analyst and has more than ten years international experience doing applied research, consulting, and capacity building in the environmental and sustainability field. His areas of expertise include:
- environmental policy analysis;
- project/programme planning, monitoring, and evaluation;
- marine protected area governance and financing;
- community based conservation;
- participatory assessment;
- capacity building – teaching, online training, workshop development;
- qualitative and quantitative research;
- writing and editing – academic papers, policy memos, client reports, grant proposals, guidebooks/learning tools, outreach and communication materials;
- science-policy translation.
Before joining Altus Impact, Jesse worked with a range of non-governmental, governmental, and academic institutions including World Wide Fund for Nature, Conservation International, Fauna and Flora International, Earthmind, the National University of Singapore, and Duke University.
His recent projects have included supporting the establishment and governance of marine protected areas through community consultations and technical analysis (Cambodia, Singapore), performing a programme evaluation of a conservation science programme (Belize, Brazil, Panama, and Fiji), helping to develop a wild trade research library (Geneva), leading a teacher training on tropical deforestation (Singapore) and conducting stakeholder mapping (Singapore).
Jesse has a BA in International Studies from UNC – Chapel Hill (2003), a Masters of Public Policy from Duke University (2006), and a PhD in Environmental science and Policy from Duke University (2011). He is a native English speaker and is learning French, currently at the conversational level.