Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn is the Executive Director of Pilot Light and is responsible for leading development of Pilot Light’s vision and strategic goals.  Alex began her career at Harlem Hospital in New York City, where she was engaged in public health education for urban, underserved communities.  Recognizing the power of the creative arts to reach people, she began to develop and implement public health programming that harnessed music to facilitate healthy behavior change among communities.  Alex went on to help found Hip Hop Public Health, a New York City-based nonprofit that uses hip hop music and multimedia focused on health to educate and engage children and their families, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors.  She has also served as a member of the faculty at Columbia University’s Neurological Institute, where she managed two federally-funded community-based studies.  In 2014, she was recognized by the Society for Public Health Education as one of 30 Under 30 in Health Education and in 2015 she received the Society’s Oberteuffer Scholarship, which recognizes a doctoral student in health education whose work promises to advance the health of children and youth.  Alex is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and earned her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  She also holds a doctorate in health education from Teachers College of Columbia University.

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