Staff Faculty


JESSE MINTZ

Communications Manager

Education

  • BA, Honors, History and Political Science from University of King’s College
  • MA, Near and Middle Eastern Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Biography
Jesse Mintz is a writer, storyteller and lifelong learner. A student of post-colonial politics, history and social movements, he relies on his academic background and experience in activism to ground his work in justice and equity. A keen believer in the ability of stories to empower, educate and unite, Jesse began writing on youth movements and grassroots development projects. He’s since filed tens of thousands of words from five continents, profiling community leaders and students and young people, sharing journeys of personal and community change. There is a deep responsibility implicit in sharing stories and a core principle of his is that everyone he works with, interviews and writes about feels ownership over their journey.

Father to a curious and independent toddler, partner to a powerhouse woman, Jesse recently relocated to Toronto, Canada, after living in the United Kingdom. He’s looking forward to being a good neighbor, planting a garden and grounding himself in community. He joined Future Generations University to help improve development storytelling—ensuring voices from marginalized communities are centered and solutions offered are locally led, sustainable and inclusive.