Jesse is a student, a co-founder and the president of the collegiate recovery community at TCNJ, and a passionate member of the recovery community since January 13, 2013. Starting drug use at the age of 14, opiates took a total of 10 years of his life before recovery gave him the promise of a better future. When his family became a liability to his drug use, he knew something had to change. After a 15-month treatment program, Jesse then worked as a youth and program director for 4 years before going back to college to further his knowledge and increase his potential to impact addiction issues. After finishing the psychology program at The College of New Jersey (Spring 2018), Jesse plans to get a Master of Clinical Social Work. When he is not doing research with his professor (Dr. Margaret Martinetti), he is drumming, teaching his dog sign language, or watching a good movie with his wife, Amanda.