Science by day.
Actor by Night.

About Me

PhD in Organic chemistry


After getting my Bachelor's degree at Rice University in Houston, TX, I attended graduate school at UC Berkeley and completed a post-doctoral stint at UCSF. Currently I am working as the Automation Lead for Enable Biosciences, a diagnostics start-up company

Bay Area actor


For the past 6 years, I have been performing in theaters all over the Bay Area - from Redwood City to Walnut Creek. 

My next production will be Sister Act at Broadway by the Bay!

Aug 9th - Aug 26th

CAbaret performer


When I'm not performing in shows, you can try to catch one of my cabaret shows! I regularly sing at Martuni's in San Francisco on Sunday Open mic nights and occasionally put on my own shows.

For videos of my cabaret work, check out my YouTube page!

Resume and Demos

Jesse Cortez theater resume (pdf)



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