Jessica Ocampo

Why Stritch?
The first time I stepped foot in Stritch it felt like a home. I participated in the ASPIRE program in 2010 and the entire faculty, staff, and students were so friendly and helpful. My interview was also made unique because I was able to identify with my tour guide and felt comfortable asking and getting true responses. Stritch’s program also resonates with my values of healthcare disparities and social justice. I feel as though the Stritch community is very supportive of any idea or event I have in mind to address these issues and create awareness among my class. The curriculum also allows me to have time outside of school to visit family, volunteer, run, and do yoga. Loyola has a great academic support center and I feel this has greatly facilitated my learning experience to excel in school.

Involvement in and out of School 
President of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Co-director of the Peer Led Medical Spanish Program, Health Education Coordinator at Community Health Clinic (CHC), Phlebotomy Lab Coordinator at CHC, ISI in Bolivia, avid yogi.

Career Goals
I have always been interested in Family Medicine because I really enjoy making a one-on-one connection with the patient. A lot of my volunteer experience has been in the Hispanic and underserved communities both locally and globally and I will continue to address healthcare disparities in these communities. I also have a great interest in Global Health and would like to incorporate it into my career path.