Dr. Haris Alibašic, University Professor, Author, and Consultant
"Jesse Bunch was my mentor and supervisor in my role as a business and economic development specialist for the Office of High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was instrumental in instilling an appreciation for international and comparative politics, international affairs and policy development in post-conflict countries. The professional experience enabled me to complete my business degree in international business and marketing. Jesse created the positions to support the post-conflict development of the region and fostered the environment of professional development and trust in young professionals. Jesse argued for equal pay for the international and domestic staff and rewarding expertise. By supporting and encouraging me to speak at major international conferences, Jesse fostered the sense of confidence in speaking and presentation abilities, leading to other opportunities and further professional development. Such an approach of entrusting and empowering young professionals is instrumental in sustainable development and growth from within the organization."