Jesse was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California. He began his career with the District in 2017 and, as a Biologist, he is responsible for performing the District’s vector-borne disease testing as well as leading the drone program. Before joining Delta Vector Control District, Jesse was a Lab Assistant for the California Department of Public Health, a Hotline Operator for the West Nile Virus and Dead Bird Call Center, and a Student Assistant for the Davis Arbovirus Research and Training Laboratory. All positions supported public health by monitoring vector-borne diseases across California through various laboratory and field methods.
He holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis. Jesse is certified by the California Department of Public Health as a Vector Control Technician in Categories A through D.
Aside from work, Jesse enjoys drawing, playing video games, playing music, flying his drone, and traveling. He has studied charcoal drawing, photography, video game design, and 2D-animation at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. He has also been playing his cello since 2006, with his middle school, high school, and the UC Davis Symphony.