Sun, 05/05/2019

Jessica Ulloa of Lynn, Mass., and a Commonwealth Honors College senior majoring in psychology with a neuroscience concentration, was honored Friday, May 3, at the State House during the State Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.

In addition to serving as a teaching assistant and a research assistant in the Biochemistry Department, Jessica works in the health field and is president of a community service project, Project Hope. She founded Project Hope in order to support individuals in the homeless community through food drives, serving at soup kitchens, collecting donations, and hosting holiday events.

Jessica was recently accepted into the UMass Baccalaureate to MD Pathways program, which provides provisional acceptance to the UMass Medical School for underrepresented students. Jessica's goal is to become a surgeon.

The Honors College community congratulates Jessica on her achievements, which include being a recipient of two Commonwealth Honors College awards:

  • Class of 1941 Humanitarian Award, presented to a junior and senior Honors College student who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to community service
  • Honors Dean's Award, presented to Commonwealth Honors College seniors who have demonstrated excellence in research

Find out more about the “29 Who Shine” honor.