Jessica Jensen ’22 entered her first year at Thomas College ready for a change. When she began her higher educational journey, she invested in herself by joining the track team and becoming a peer and early start tutor, all while conquering the persistent obstacle of anxiety.
From the beginning, joining the track team was a welcoming experience for Jessica. However, anxiety made being a college athlete “very difficult.” Jessica managed her anxiety through weekly on-campus counseling sessions and peer support. With the help of her team, she gained confidence within herself and her abilities. By the end of her athletic career, she became a track team captain and broke school records in the outdoor 400-meter, indoor 4×200-meter relay, and the 4×100-meter relay. These experiences were some of the ways she left her mark on this campus.
Jessica accomplished more than just these records. She maintained a 3.97 GPA, opening doors for her, like the ability to be an early start tutor for a biology course with Dr. Moloney. Upon graduation, her dedication to academics also led her to receive an invitation to the Alpha Chi honors society.
“My favorite thing about Thomas College always has been, and will continue to be, the community. I really feel like there is no school in the world quite like Thomas,” she said.
Jessica plans to attend a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program for one or two years before heading to med school.