Biography

Jesse Reiblich is an Early Career Law and Policy Fellow with the Woods Institute’s Center for Ocean Solutions. Jesse researches the legal and policy implications of coastal adaptation in the wake of rising seas, climate change, and superstorms and other erosive events. Jesse is part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and others working on cutting-edge scientific and policy-based solutions to the ailments afflicting the oceans. His other research interests include coastal access issues, harnessing new technologies for marine management, and ocean energy law and policy. 

Jesse has published law review articles regarding issues such as the legal protection of surf breaks, addressing climate change through policymaking, and climate change and water transfers. He has worked in various environmental protection roles, such as protected species monitor on federal waterway projects, legal intern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a state fish and wildlife commission, and as student associate for his law school’s conservation clinic. 

Jesse earned undergraduate degrees in philosophy and English, and minored in environmental studies, at the University of Florida. He then earned a Juris Doctor degree with a certificate in environmental and land use studies. Finally, he earned a masters of law (LL.M.) in environmental law through a Florida Climate Institute fellowship, also at the University of Florida. After graduation, Jesse clerked for a judge on the Caribbean island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.