Jessie and Alex are dancing on behalf of Donate Life CT, a cause close to Jessie’s heart, as her Mother, Maria, received a life saving double lung transplant in 2008. Maria was diagnosed with Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency in 1996, which is the genetic form of COPD. Since her transplant, Jessie’s Mother and Father have become volunteers for Donate Life CT.
Jessie, an avid runner, has successfully ran the Hartford Marathon and four half marathons in support of Donate Life CT. In her spare time she enjoys running in addition to other outdoor activities. Jessie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides empowerment-based therapy to women who are incarcerated and has been working at York Correctional Facility for 9 years. She also enjoys working part time in her private practice located in Branford, CT where she currently resides.
Alex works as a Financial Professional providing financial literacy to professionals from all walks of life. Alex was a founding member of the Greater New Haven Rotaract Club, an organization for young professionals affiliated with Rotary International. For his dedication to community service, Alex was recognized by Rotary with the distinguished Paul Harris Award. In addition to volunteering his time, Alex is a soccer enthusiast and officiates the sport at the Division I collegiate level and has officiated top amateur and professional soccer.
Jessie and Alex are excited to be dancing in support of Jessie’s Mother and Donate Life’s amazing cause. While they have no formal dancing experience, their positive energy, motivation, and fun attitudes will carry them through!
CT Coalition for Organ & Tissue Donation, dba, Donate Life Connecticut
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278 Durham, CT 06422
Physical Address (No mail deliveries accepted): 16 Main St Durham, CT 06422