Jesse is pursuing his M.S. in GIS at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has a B.S. in Geology and Environmental Science, along with a post-graduate certificate in Quaternary Science & Climate Change. Jesse grew up in Wisconsin, but since then has lived in California, Arizona, England, and now Minnesota. His varied academic and professional career has taken him from deserts of the southwest, to the craters of Mars, glaciers in Svalbard, to mountains in Ireland, and the oil fields in California. He loves field research in remote places; and appreciates spending his free time outdoors, engaging in activities such as biking, hiking, camping, and canoeing. Jesse also enjoys live theater, including watching and performing in improv comedy.