Danielle Hessong first heard about HeadCount at an STS9 show in 2013, and after learning about the vision and goals of this organization, she knew immediately that she wanted to be a part of it. She saw HeadCount as the perfect marriage of her interests in music, civic engagement and political and social activism. She has seen the way music brings people together and plays an intricate role in shaping society, and has read studies that suggest that the positive effects of engagement with music only occur if it is an enjoyable and rewarding experience; this is what she hopes to provide to volunteers in her area!
She received a BA in Political Science at Birmingham-Southern College, a Master's in Public Health from UAB and is currently working on a Master’s in Global Health. She currently works as an Epidemiologist and scientist for a clinical trials study focused on the benefits of exercise in chronic disease populations. Aside from the day-to-day paper writing and researching, Danielle enjoys seeing as much live music as humanly possible, hiking as many miles as her feet permit, traveling as much as her wallet allows, and spending as much time with family and friends as they can tolerate. While her list of favorite bands is constantly evolving, you can typically find her grooving at a String Cheese Incident, Phish, Disco Biscuits or STS9 show.