Jess Markt

Jess Markt is the Disability Sport and Inclusion Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working to create sustainable sport and inclusion programs for people with physical disabilities in countries dealing with the effects of war and conflict around the world. He has worked with the ICRC since 2011 to build and develop wheelchair basketball programs in countries including Afghanistan, South Sudan, Palestine, Cambodia, and India. Jess graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from University of Oregon and has played wheelchair basketball in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) since 2000. In addition to his international work with the ICRC, Jess is the head coach of the Denver Rolling Nuggets of the NWBA’s first division. He has been a full time wheelchair user since becoming a paraplegic after a car accident in 1996.

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