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Jesse Scinto

Lecturer; Founder and CEO, PUBLIC SPHERE

Jesse Scinto is dedicated to helping people master the art of public speaking and persuasion. As founder and CEO of PUBLIC SPHERE, he provides speaker training, executive coaching, and presentation consulting to leading organizations worldwide. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, and his work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

In addition to teaching in the Strategic Communication program for several years, Jesse has also served as the program’s associate director and alumni volunteer. In 2018, he received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to teach communication at the American University in Bulgaria.

For more than a decade, Jesse has been involved with Toastmasters International, the public speaking and leadership organization, as an elected officer and mentor. A regular contributor to the organization’s magazine, he earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Award for outstanding leadership, communication, and service to others.

Jesse has worked in advertising (Ogilvy & Mather, FCB) and was a professional sax player, touring with well-known blues artists and performing at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Chicago Blues Festival. A resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, Jesse enjoys reading, bicycling and spending quality time with his partner, Diane, and their felines Lucky and Moose.


  • M.S., Columbia University
  • B.A., University of Chicago