Since 2009, Jessica Levy ’01 has been serving the community as a licensed clinical social worker. She began in child and adolescent therapy, working with children from ages 5 through 18, before working with adults. Currently, she is the director of outpatient services at Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health and site director of the Eatontown office. Her days are intense, as outpatient therapy is designed for patients with acute risk.
Sometimes, the path envisioned is not the path taken. That certainly holds true for Memphis Madden ’11, who initially planned a career in neurosurgery in a big city. “Toward the end of my undergraduate studies, I started to get into other disciplines like sociology and anthropology and realized that I enjoyed the cultural and community aspects of health more,” she explains.
In a pre-COVID world, infectious diseases were not top of mind for most, but for Michael Russo, M.D. ’01, it is all in a day’s work. As a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Dr. Russo treats children stricken with serious or uncommon infections, as well as those with underlying health problems or differences in their immune systems. CHOP’s sterling reputation as one of the premier children’s hospitals means his patients hail from all over the world.
Brandon Stone ’01 can trace the roots of his career all the way back to The Hun School. “My interest in serving the community was brought on by my years of community service at Hun,” he explains. During his time in the Upper School, Mr. Stone volunteered with the Princeton Fire Department and the Princeton First Aid Rescue Squad. “It really was formative and guided me in my career.” He later worked with the Princeton Police Department as a dispatcher before returning to his home state of Massachusetts to attend the Boston Police Academy.