Jesse is an Activism Policy Associate at the Institute for Justice. In this role, he works on the Cities Work project where he supports entrepreneurs and policymakers to reduce the barriers that make it difficult to start and grow a small business. He also supports the Activism team’s ongoing work to reform occupational licensing and civil forfeiture.
After a decade as a professional poker player, Jesse attended the University of Michigan and received degrees in Political Science and History. He has worked as a research assistant at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy studying compliance with federal lobbying regulations and interned in the U.S. House of Representatives.