Jessica Macchione, ALM Liberal Arts

Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?
Orlando, FL – I developed an app to help first responders when providing services to survivors of sexual assault. Next steps will be completing the development of SMART SART with a team of experts and beginning the pilot program at various crisis centers in the United States. I also founded a family development company and will be providing services to families ensuring they overcome mental health challenges and bridging the gap between mental health professional services and implementation at home using a psychosocial rehabilitation approach.

What advice do you have for Harvard HES students, now that you have graduated?
Embrace the experience and opportunities at Harvard. Find your fit among the Harvard community and pour your heart into your studies. It’s truly life changing.

In what ways has your Harvard Extension degree impacted your career?
I earned the confidence to launch my passion project SMART SART and my company is experiencing enormous amounts of success since August 2020!

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