Jessie received her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Green Mountain College, her M.S. in Youth and Family Recreation from Brigham Young University, and her Ph.D. in Leisure Behavior from Indiana University. After completing her B.S., she worked as a recreational therapist for a residential rehabilitation center for children with developmental disabilities. During her M.S. and Ph.D., she worked as a recreational therapist with military service members with combat-related disabilities and their families. Her research is focused on therapeutic outdoor recreation programs that primarily examine the outcomes related to participation for military service members with combat-related disabilities and their families. Jessie loves playing outside with her family (husband and daughter), snowboarding, traveling, and Cleveland sports, especially the Indians and Browns.
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