Jessica recently graduated from Georgetown University with an MS in biohazardous threat agents and emerging infectious diseases. She holds dual BA degrees from the University of Southern California in biological sciences and international relations, with a concentration in international politics and security studies. Jessica also completed a Study Abroad program in war studies at King’s College, London. She has worked at a variety of organizations during her studies including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the Biological Threat Reduction Program and the U.S. Embassy in Manila. She performed undergraduate research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the field of transplantation immunology, specifically looking at xenotransplantation, which is the use of pig organs for transplantation into humans. Jessica is currently a medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine and hopes to eventually go into policy specifically in areas related to global health and biosecurity. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and watching USC football.