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Jesse Humbert

Jefferson (Jesse) Humbert grew up on Mt. Hood in Oregon, spending much of his time exploring the natural world. Throughout his undergraduate education, Jesse focused on Biology, Education, and Spanish while exploring Argentina and Spain. During his summers, Jesse found work as a cave diver, mapping submerged cave systems in Mexico and showing visitors the amazing reefs and whale sharks found off the coast of Cancun. He also worked as an outdoor educator, white-water rafting, mountaineering, and climbing guide throughout Bend, Oregon. After finishing his undergraduate degrees and research on the Giant Pacific Octopus, Jesse completed his Masters in Marine Biology. His thesis focused on understanding a small octopus found in Puget Sound. After designing an underwater camera system capable of tracking and distinguishing individual octopuses, Jesse changed the way we view the behavior of this species. After spending his summers teaching in the Puget Sound and working as a Dive instructor, Jesse returned to school to complete a joint PhD in Marine Ecology based in San Diego, CA. These days, Jesse spends much of his time underwater studying the wild behavior of octopuses and marveling at the amazing kelp forests of California. As an avid naturalist and passionate adventurer, Jesse is thrilled to share his appetite and familiarity with the natural world with the Lindblad family.