Joined EMI: November 2016
Professional Training & Experience
- BS Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, 2013
- Structural Engineering Designer at ZFA Structural Engineers, San Francisco, CA
- California Licensed Professional Engineer
- EMI Disaster Response Manager 2017-Present
After graduating from Cal Poly, Jesse began working at ZFA Structural Engineers performing structural design of residential and commercial structures. He took a year respite to intern in EMI's US and India offices before returning to ZFA where he developed his skills in seismic design and project management. He acquired his California PE shortly before joining staff in 2017.
Jesse first experienced God's heart for the nations atop a church roof in San Quentin, Mexico. This experience drew him to missions, staying involved with his local church's outreach in Baja. He later found EMI and was able to see and experience a bit of God's work outside the continent with a six month internship in India and Nepal. Jesse felt the tremors of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake in Delhi and travelled to Kathmandu shortly after to help lead EMI's response efforts, sparking a desire in him to use his technical skills to help the most vulnerable. Upon returning to the US, Jesse and his wife became involved with a network of house churches in California, helping to grow their understanding and practice of discipleship and prayer.
Jesse met his wife Amy at Cal Poly and "hit it off" on a road trip with friends when Jesse was moving out to Colorado for his first internship. They began dating shortly afterwards and were married in the summer of 2017. Amy is currently pursuing her master's degree in clinical counseling.