Jean Bessette

Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology

Jean Bessette is a Vulnerable Families research assistant at the Carsey School of Public Policy, and a doctoral student in the Sociology program. Prior to returning to the UNH Sociology program, she worked as a Research Associate at the Muskie School of Public Service, at the University of Southern Maine, in the Children, Youth, and Families and the Justice Policy program areas, where she maintains funded projects. Her research interests include poverty and inequality, social policy, rural issues, adverse childhood experiences, and health and mental health disparities.