August 29, 2018



Undergraduate: Western Kentucky University

Major: Mechanical Engineering, 2017

Technology:  Bilispec


Jessie Anderson has been working as a Rice 360° Global Health Fellow since 2018 on the development, manufacturing, and clinical testing of a jaundice diagnostic tool designed for low-resource settings. She graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Western Kentucky University in 2017, during which she had various engineering experience in large and small industries, as well as academic research. She was first able to apply her engineering education to health by taking a Medical Engineering introductory course when studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Jessie’s long-term goals are to continue joining diverse teams seeking global health solutions via technological development, as well as to serve and empower communities via educational opportunities.




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Rice 360˚ Institute for Global Health
6100 Main MS-636
Houston, Texas 77005-1827

Rice 360˚ Malawi

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

P.O. Box 95
Paediatric Department
Blantyre, Malawi

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