Jessie started diving in 2012 while pursuing Marine Biology at CSULB. She dove right into scuba attaining her advanced and rescue with PADI and continuing on to her scientific diver certification with AAUS. With this certification she has been able to participate in research dives ranging from ocean acidification effects on algae in Moorea to dispersal patterns of elasmobranchs in Catalina.
After receiving her bachelors, Jessie worked as an aquarist caring for several local species of fish, inverts, and algae at the California Science Center. From there she moved on to caring for sharks and tropical species of fish in Las Vegas, Nevada. While living in the desert, Jessie missed the ocean and decided to move back to Long Beach to pursue a career in scuba and joined our Deep Blue team.