Jesse, originally from London, UK, lives in Israel and dedicates his professional endeavors to economic cooperation and development across the Middle East. Having completed a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from Cambridge University, during the course of which he lived and traveled extensively throughout the Arab world, Jesse then worked as a consultant and Arabic translator for a Middle East consultancy firm. Since 2015, Jesse has directed the Palestinian Internship Program, a groundbreaking nonprofit that arranges internships for talented Palestinian graduates in the Israeli high-tech sector. He also provides consultancy, marketing and localization services to businesses operating in Arab markets, as well as studying for an master's degree in Business Administration at Tel Aviv University. Jesse is motivated by a conviction that creating mutually beneficial economic ties across the region will strengthen coexistence and improve prospects for a long-term regional peace settlement.