Jesse Fowler

MPS Class of 2023, Global Development

Grand challenge: Stronger economic sustainability with improved postsecondary education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Connectjwf228 [at] (jwf228[at]cornell[dot]edu) | LinkedIn

Originally from Manasquan, New Jersey, Jesse Fowler holds an M.P.A. in Public Management from the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as a B.A. in English from Biola University.

Between the two degrees conferred, Fowler served as a Volunteer English Professor in the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, he trained at Universidad Politécnica de Querétaro and served at Universidad Tecnológica de Xicotepec de Juárez, both in beautiful Mexico.

While at the O’Neill School, Fowler interned with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). For NASA, he performed research with systems thinking on how to solve wicked problems. Concluding his research, Fowler designed a framework for NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project team, a cross-center team of subject-matter experts.

As a result of his professional experience with NASA, Fowler’s research now considers wicked problems. For example, in July 2022, at a conference at the University of Cambridge, Fowler discussed what theoretical physics says of how to better understand wicked problems.

Additionally, Fowler is a published poet. He has been invited to present his poetry at various conferences, festivals, and other events across the U.S. and internationally. Notably, in March 2022, Fowler presented his poetry at a conference at the University of Oxford.

Last, Fowler enjoys fun facts. As such, some fun facts about him are that Fowler has a pet Goldendoodle named Cuba, is a New York Yankees fan, and dreamed of becoming an animator as a child.