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State Director

Jill Isabelle

Jill is a UMass Amherst graduate with a B.A. with honors in Women's Studies with a concentration in community health. Prior to joining Campus Recreation in 2009, Jill was a manager, aerobics director and personal trainer at Ultimate Fitness in Hadley, MA and sales account executive at HRD Press, Inc. in Amherst, MA. Jill has competed in fitness and bodybuilding competitions. Jill holds several certifications, including Spinning® and yoga, and is a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor through the American Red Cross.



Alexis Gross

Alexis began working for UMass in 2022 as the Facility Operations and Aquatics Coordinator. Prior to this, she received her M.A. from Rowan University for Higher Education Administration in 2022. At Rowan, she worked as the Graduate Coordinator of Facilities and Operations for the Department of Campus Recreation. Prior to that, she attended Montclair State University and received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Data Analysis in 2020. Alexis holds a Lifeguard/CPRO Instructor certification from the American Red Cross. Outside of UMass, she is involved in helping at the Boys and Girls Club teaching swim lessons and coaching a local swim team.

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John LeDoux - Assumption University 

John graduated from Assumption University in 2020 (formerly Assumption College). He received his degree in health sciences with a concentration in physical therapy. He is completing his masters in health care administration. John is the Assistant Director of Recreation at Assumption which oversees the intramural and wellness programs. He has received several certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine including his CPT and CNC. John is also an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for some of the varsity teams at Assumption. John's is a member of the International Natural Bodybuilding Federation and competes in his spare time. 

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State Student Leader

Marissa Brand- UMass Amherst

Marissa will be a senior this upcoming year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, pursuing a BBA in Operations and Information Management from the Isenberg School of Management. She has worked for the Department of Recreation and Well-being for just over two years now, initially as a Fitness Floor Assistant, and currently as an Operations Supervisor. Marissa is also a goalie on the Club Field Hockey team, as well as a member of the OIM Peer Mentors club.

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