Sports Envoy
Sports Envoy Program

Stephanie Jallen

Para Alpine Skiing

Served as envoy

  • 2017  –  South Korea

When Jallen was nine years old, she was invited to the Camelback Adaptive Ski Camp in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, and was instantly hooked on the sport. While instructors initially wanted to put her in a bi-ski tethered to an instructor, Jallen insisted on learning to ski standing up. Jallen quickly developed as a ski-racer through the Pennsylvania Center Adapted Sports, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. She was first named to the U.S. Paralympics Alpine National B Team in 2011 at only 15 years old. Jallen was born with a rare birth defect called CHILDS, Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform Erythroderma and Limb Defects Syndrome. CHILDS is a chromosomal disorder that affects the entire left side of the body, leaving Jallen with only one leg and one fully developed arm.

After the Paralympic Games Sochi 2014, Jallen received the Team USA ‘Best Paralympic Moment’ award from the United States Olympic Committee. She is a Two-time Paralympian (2014, 2018); Two-time medalist (2 bronze), PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, 5th (super combined), 8th (downhill), 10th (super-G, giant slalom), Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, bronze (super-G, super combined)