Jeff Rose is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at the University of Utah. He holds a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a master's in geography from San Diego State University.

Rose's research is focused on the role of neoliberalism and human-environment relationships in the specific context of a community inhabiting public spaces.

He has worked for the past 10 years as an outdoor educator. Rose lives with his partner, dogs, and chickens in Salt Lake City.