Jesse M. Rubenstein
Visiting Assistant Extension Educator
Jesse is a faculty member in the Department of Extension & Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
. He is a geospatial educator, primarily working with the Natural Resources Conservation Academy on the Conservation Training Partnerships Program. Jesse specializes in conservation biogeography, where his research focuses on habitat suitability modeling for threatened animal species. He holds graduate degrees in geographic information science and environmental science. His previous conservation work includes conducting avian point counts in the cloud forests of Ecuador, monitoring Atlantic Puffin in Maine, banding birds on the Great Lakes, and regularly teaching birdwatching 101 courses.