Jessica is a Class of 2025 medical student who hails from Zebulon, NC, aptly known as “The Town of Friendly People.” She received her B.S. in Neuroscience with dual minors in Global Health Promotion and Spanish Language & Culture from Indiana University Bloomington. Upon graduation, she was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Fellowship in Mexico City, where she co-facilitated biweekly visual arts workshops for youth residing primarily at a social assistance center. This community involvement inspired Jessica to pursue a specialty in Creation and Management of Cultural Projects at Casa Lamm and go on to lead an embroidered arts exhibition in support of a NGO supporting rural, indigenous women in the Otomí-Tepehua region of Hidalgo. Now, she continues to enjoy artistic expression through digital media, painting, and African dance. Her academic and research interests include global health and infectious disease and cervical cancer disparities.