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Jessica is a second-year doctoral student in Maternal and Child Health. Originally from the west coast, Jessica joined the Air Force after earning her B.S. in Microbiology from UC Santa Barbara. After separating from the Air Force and working full-time as a mother and military spouse for several years, she began a new career track by entering the MPH program in Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, she received a Dean's Scholar award and was inducted into the Delta Omega public health honor society. Her master's thesis involved collecting primary data to examine associations between PCS moves, continuity of care, and patient satisfaction in military families. In addition to working with military families, she is interested in researching disparities in pregnancy outcomes in minority populations, and has worked with the organization B'More for Healthy Babies to help evaluate programs implemented to improve birth outcomes in these populations in Baltimore. For her master's internship experience, she worked for Johns Hopkins HealthCare, where she analyzed data related to the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard for the 12 Johns Hopkins entities. In her "free time," Jessica is a Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout troop co-leader for her two daughters (5 and 8), and captive audience, along with her husband, for her 3-year-old son's cuteness/tyranny.