Jesse Boateng is a Program Manager at 270 Strategies based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Jesse most recently served as the Florida Voter Registration Director for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.
Prior to the campaign, Jesse worked in product and business development for several start-up companies in San Francisco and Canberra, Australia while pursuing his own start-up ventures. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded The Emile Project, an online tutoring company for high-achieving students in Seoul, South Korea. Jesse caught the entrepreneurial bug while working with the founding team during the launch of Tongue and Groove restaurant in Canberra, Australia.
Prior to his time in Australia and San Francisco, Jesse spent two years working as a philanthropic advisor at the donor advisory firms Wellspring Advisors and Newman & Associates where he specialized in Civil Society and Voter Registration. These organizations helped to cement his love for progressive social change, advocacy, and activism as he researched and learned from organizations across the world working for a better future for the most needy.
Jesse earned his M.A. in Professional and Applied Ethics at Australia National University writing his dissertation on accountability of elected officials in the United States. He earned his B.A. in Economics at Yale University where he co-founded the Red Hot Poker sketch comedy group. Jesse developed his love for politics while interning for the DNC under then-chairman Howard Dean.
Jesse is a native of Pennsylvania and takes much pride in his international background – having lived in four countries before the age of twelve and on four continents before the age of 25. Jesse is an avid fan of traveling, volleyball, extremely spicy food, and retro graphic t-shirts with obscure references to video games, cartoons, and movies from his youth.