Jesse is a San Diego native who graduated from San Dieguito High School in Encinitas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of San Diego, and studied in Oxford, England during his junior year. He has significant experience teaching English and test preparation (GED, PSAT, SAT, and ACT) in the classroom and as a tutor. He currently works part-time as a freelance writer and is focused on finding a home with a publisher for his historical fiction novel about the epic story of his ancestors. Jesse is passionate about working with young people and sharing his love of writing. He enjoys the ocean, travelling, reading/writing/drawing/music, and spending time with family and friends — especially his wife and their dog Rudy.