Jesse is a Waanyi man with a passion for education and the opportunities it provides for everyone. He is keenly interested in the opportunities 21st-century pedagogy offers for learners of all abilities and backgrounds. Jesse has experience in classroom teaching and coaching, school leadership, curriculum development and Indigenous Knowledges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Jesse currently leads the Research and Impact division within the Institute and is a key team member relating to internal and external digital processes and innovations.
Jesse has participated in and led a variety of projects across a local, state and national level relating to the incorporation of authentic teaching and learning experiences of Indigenous Knowledges within the STEM space co-design and evaluation. He has presented locally, nationally and internationally to a variety of audiences, and is an engaging presenter, both virtually and in person. Jesse is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy (Indigenous) at James Cook University where he is exploring how the national curriculum and supporting educational policy positions Indigenous learners and content within the Technologies Key Learning Area.
Jesse is currently a member of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Advisory Groups for The Smith Family, The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).