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Hometown: 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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