Jessika B.

Graduate Recipient



"As you pursue your dreams of higher education, describe what changes you would like to see in the CF community. What steps would you take to initiate these changes?"


It has been nothing short of incredible being diagnosed in 1986 and growing up as the research for Cystic Fibrosis grows right along with me. At every milestone, new research has come out, new medications have been developed, and new resources have surfaced, all benefiting the very intricate lives of those living with Cystic Fibrosis. With that being said, while our Cystic Fibrosis life has been more than taken care of, our non-CF life almost hangs on the balance. Even though the two overlap, I think there is a gap in care regarding the management of CF and managing real life. I am really interested in working directly with people who have Cystic Fibrosis to create useful tools and/or curriculum or training programs for adolescents and young adults that focuses on overall life skills. For example, teaching how to pay bills and live on social security. There are so many individual resources available that are meant to be a guide for having CF and dealing with personal finance, relationships, and education, but those resources can prove to be overwhelming. I would like to see a more streamlined approach for having CF but also living a life. With degree(s) in Organizational Leadership and Organizational Psychology, I hope to somehow fill that gap. On a side note, I think there is also a gap in regards to dental care and the importance of, and I am actively working towards creating a charity to benefit people with CF to serve our/their dental needs.

 

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Jessika B.'s Achievements

  • Dean's List in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • Full-time ghostwriter specializing in happiness, motivation, motivational happiness, productivity, health and wellness, and personal finance.
  • Literary Magazine Editor
  • Suicide Prevention Volunteer
  • Activitly pursuing certifications in Health and Wellness Coaching, Nutrition and Holistic Nutrition, and Master Trainer of Special Populations
  • Copywriting expert specializing in marketing materials such as brochures and social media ads, resume sets, and websites.
  • Content expert specializing in newsletters, SEO, and editing.
  • CF Community Blog Writer
  • Participant in CF Community Voice and CF Research Voice
  • Application pending for the General Federation of Women's Club
  • Church Volunteer focusing on Human Trafficking
  • General Federation of Woman's Club - Co-chair of Home Life, Chairman of Website
  • Application pending for USACFA Director