Jesse is a Ph.D. candidate in Pure Mathematics at M.I.T. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College, where he graduated Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with both departmental honors and highest honors for his senior thesis. Before attending M.I.T. Jesse spent a year at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill scholar, obtaining an M.S. in Mathematics.
For Jesse, teaching has been an integral part of all his mathematical pursuits. He has been a TA and a peer tutor at Williams. At M.I.T., he directed a high school student on an independent research project. That student reached the Intel Science Talent Search finals and the Siemen’s competition semifinals. In high school and college, Jesse was an avid debater and an active debate coach. Jesse’s background in debate and tutoring has given him an affinity for exposition and makes him especially good at teaching math to non-majors including humanities students.
When he’s not doing mathematics, Jesse enjoys playing squash, riding his bike, and improv comedy.