Jess Portuondo is a filmmaker from Miami, Florida.

She went to school at Florida State University and received a bachelor's degree in Communications and Digital Media Production in 2013. After working as an editor for both CBS4 News and Discovery Communications, she moved to Bozeman, Montana, to continue her education in the Science and Natural History MFA program at Montana State University. She is passionate about the landscapes that shape us and how we interact with them on a daily basis. She produces documentaries that focus on the many facets of society's relationship with its natural environment.