Jesse Lopez Biography
Jesse Lopez is a survey methodologist with a Ph. D in Political science and a television personality from Durham, North Carolina. He is well known as a castaway in the 43rd season of the CBS reality series Survivor. In addition, Lopez went from being a gang member in juvenile hall to turning his life around.
Jesse Lopez Age|Birthday
Lopez was born on November 29, 1991. Therefore, he is 30 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 30th November every year.
Jesse Lopez Height|Weight
Lopez’s height is 5 feet 11 inches (approximately 180 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 79 kilograms.
Jesse Lopez Family
Lopez was raised in Venice, California by his loving late foster mother Nancy. In addition, Jesse grew up alongside Nancy’s daughter, Veronica. Moreover, Nancy also fostered other children namely Vanessa, Justus, Joseph, and Victoria, and their children.
Jesse Lopez Wife
Lopez is happily married to his lovely wife, Rebecca. In addition, the couple is blessed with two children, a daughter named Lily and a son named Gio.
Jesse Lopez Education
Lopez attended a Boys’ High School. Additionally, for his undergraduate studies, he graduated with honors which allowed him to attend college. In addition, the castaway attended Duke and UC Berkeley where he earned his Ph.D. in political science.
Jesse Lopez Scar
The castaway has a wound on his head that he describes as a tattoo. In addition, Lopez says that he received it while he was part of a gang. Additionally, he reveals that he used to have tattoos of “three dots” on the back of his head and on his face which indicated that he was a member of a gang.
Jesse Lopez Gang
Furthermore, the castaway describes his childhood in Los Angeles and his path from being a juvenile delinquent to graduating from the famous University of California, Berkeley. Moreover, Lopez says that members of his family struggled with addictions rather than having college degrees. Moreover, according to him, no one went to college because rather than that, everyone was locked up. Lopez admits that when he was 17 years old he joined a gang in the Los Angeles region. Moreover, he adds that he served time in a juvenile detention center as a result of his involvement.
Luckily, Jese was in an educational program that brought about a transformation in his life ad allowed him to achieve one of the best GED scores while he was incarcerated. Furthermore, the castaway made the decision to change his circumstances and applied to UC Berkeley and Duke where he finally got a Ph.D. in political science.
Jesse Lopez Job
Lopez has been working as a “survey methodologies” at RTI International for over one and a half years. There, Jesse used his behavior and attitudes to lead and contribute to projects that leverage “surveys, focus groups, qualitative interviews, third party data, and experimental designs to conduct program evaluations and usability assessments.”
Prior, the castaway took the job as an “Assistant Panel Manager” at Pew Research Center for 8 months.
Jesse Lopez Survivor 43
Lopez is one of the 18 castaways of season 43 of the CBS reality series Survivor in Vesi tribe. Jesse’s hobbies include; playing chess with his son, dancing with his daughter, and binge-watching shows with his wife after the chess player and dancer fall asleep. In addition, he describes himself as aware, ambitious, and unbreakable. Moreover, his pet peeves are quitters, people who complain about things but aren’t willing to change, and personalized license plates. Additionally, Lopez says that he is most proud of the family he has built with his wife.
In addition, Jesse said that people will never know that he does research at Duke from looking at him. Moreover, he says that his wife is his hero. This is because she has been with him every step of the way and had to make the same sacrifices as him to get there.
Furthermore, about the past survivors, he will play the game most like Spencer, Christian, Sandra, and Boston Rob. Moreover, Jesse says that he believes he can be the sole survivor because he has researched voting behavior for years.
Jesse Lopez’s Net Worth
Lopez’s net worth ranges between $100k and $1 million.
Jesse is active on Instagram under the handle @jesse_I_lopez.