Jordan A. Lesser currently works as Legal Counsel for the New York State Assembly, where he has been able to lead in environmental and energy policymaking. As a former National Park Ranger in Arizona and Louisiana, and with a background in water law and natural resources law, he has brought this expertise to the state capitol during an exciting time for development of energy and environmental policy. He has a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School with an Environmental Law Certificate, and a B.A. in Medieval History from Cornell University. He also serves as Chair of the International Law Committee for the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law. Additionally, Jordan has lead an expedition to Namibia in September 2016 and July 2017 with an international legal team, to look at legislative reforms to address the serious concerns surrounding wildlife poaching which threatens to eradicate the Black Rhinoceros and gravely damage Africa's elephant population. Jordan was awarded the 40 Under 40 Rising Star award for NYS government/politics by City and State magazine in 2018, was an Eastern Region Fellow for the Council of State Governments in 2018 and was a New Leaders Council Fellow in 2016.