Jesse is a first-year doctoral student in Sport Management. He is a Connecticut native, from New Britain. He is a veteran who has served with the 75th Ranger regiment, 3rd Ranger battalion, and has deployed multiple times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). After being honorably discharged, he received a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Central Connecticut State University. Afterwards, Jesse came to UConn in 2012 and earned a Master of Science in Exercise Science under Dr. William Kraemer.
During his second year in the exercise science program, Jesse “stumbled” upon a class in Sport Management and found his passion. His current research interest is the development and implementation of sport based youth development programs in underprivileged populations. Jesse is currently a graduate assistant under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer McGarry and is a part of the Husky Sport staff. He is also a teacher’s assistant for the Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development class.