Jessica is a medical student studying at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a concentration in Cell/Molecular Biology and Genetics from Boston University in 2018, where she did research in sickle cell disease. Jessica is interested in reproductive health and infectious disease, and aspires to work with underserved communities as a future physician. Currently, Jessica is involved with research in the areas of genital herpes and syphilis in pregnancy. She is a recipient of a Grant for Emerging Researcher/Clinician Mentorship Program award from the IDSA Foundation and HIV Medicine Association for her research in syphilis. Outside of research, she is part of the leadership for Reproductive Healthcare for People of Color and Latino Medical Student Association at Keck.