Jesse joined Humanity United as the Policy and Government Relations Director in 2015. In this role, he works to advance HU’s policy priorities, which include anti-slavery efforts, peacebuilding, and atrocity prevention.
Prior to joining HU, Jesse was the Senior Child Protection Policy Advisor for World Vision USA, where he managed an advocacy portfolio focused on child trafficking, child labor, child sexual exploitation, and child soldiers. In this role, through World Vision’s global programs, he worked to strengthen community and government responses for the protection of children. Prior to joining World Vision, Jesse worked as the Director for External Relations for Resolve, an advocacy organization focused on bringing peace and justice to northern Uganda.
Jesse spent parts of his childhood in the Philippines and Uganda watching his parents take part in community building projects. He has testified before Congress in both the House and the Senate, and is often quoted by major media outlets. Jesse holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University.