Jessica, originally from Ghana, West Africa, had the privilege of spending a significant portion of her childhood in both Ghana, her father’s home country, and Togo, her mother’s homeland. While she currently resides in Chicago with her parents and siblings, the majority of her extended family remains in West Africa. Jessica’s research interests encompass a wide range of fields, including genomics, immunology, cancer biology, and neuroscience. Her ultimate career aspiration is to pursue either an MD/PhD or MD/MPH, with a strong focus on serving underrepresented populations. Embracing her love for travel, Jessica delights in immersing herself in diverse cultures and gaining new perspectives. She finds solace in cooking when alone, as it allows her to clean while simultaneously preparing meals. For Jessica, the more cooks in the kitchen, the merrier. When in the company of friends, Jessica thoroughly enjoys traveling together, attending invigorating workout classes, and indulging in shared meals.