Hometown: 
Boise, ID
Major: 
Kinesiology
Minor(s): 
Chemistry
Language(s): 

English

Hi! My name is Jessica Fujinaga, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a third-year kinesiology student with a minor in chemistry and a pre-med option. I have a passion for working with kids and underserved/underrepresented populations. After graduation, I aspire to attend medical school and focus on pediatric global health. This past summer, I received the most amazing opportunity to travel to South Africa and collect research for my thesis. My research is currently focusing on the power of perception and how it impacts our health/healthcare system.

I was born in Massachusetts but raised in Boise, Idaho, for the majority of my life. Idaho is a great place for a hike or fly fishing if you’re ever in town! I am a fitness connoisseur and definitely play into the kinesiology student stereotype. I love being active, whether that’s playing volleyball, weightlifting or anything outdoors. Surprisingly, Oregon State University was not my first pick, and I had never taken an official tour before attending. However, I am so grateful I chose this amazing college for its glorious brick buildings and welcoming peers. I am so excited to share all the unique opportunities and experiences I’ve encountered as an Honors College student.

Apart from being an Honors College Ambassador, I sit on the board of the Honors College Counsel, am involved in a graduate kinesiology research lab and am the Secretary of the Women’s Volleyball Club. I love to stay active by attending on-campus activities, such as sorority events and going rock climbing with my friends at McAlexander Field. There are so many different avenues you can explore while here at Oregon State!

If you have any questions about the Honors College, pre-med resources, getting involved in research, traveling abroad or joining clubs on campus, I would be happy to help. I am so excited to be an Honors College Ambassador and to work with you all!