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 join the research faculty of the Neurological Institute at Columbia University, where she managed two federally-funded community-based studies. Alex currently serves as a Trustee for the Society for Public Health Education. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Alex earned her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a doctorate in health education from Teachers College of Columbia University. She was a 2018 fellow of the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy.
An upstate New York native, Alex currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband and young son.