MEET THE FELLOWS:
Dr. Jessica Schneider
Dr. Jessica Schneider was born in New York and enjoyed a migratory childhood across the Deep South and Midwest before landing in Baltimore, where she studied creative writing and Kiswahili at Johns Hopkins University. After college she joined the Peace Corps, and spent three years in Zambia, where she taught people how to dig and maintain fish ponds and realized that she would rather study parasites than host them. This led to an increased awareness about health disparities and the decision to go to medical school. After four years in the mountains at University of Colorado, she moved to the beach, and spent four years at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency, working at one of the largest public hospitals in the country. As an aficionado of both tropical fruit and tropical viruses, Jessica loved the four years she spent in Miami, but despite regular encounters with Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya, HIV was the virus that most captured her professional attention. She is super excited to move to LA as a fellow in the HIV Clinical Leadership Program, where she hopes to acquire a full set of skills to become an agent of positive change in medicine!
- Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
- University of Colorado School of Medicine-M.D.
- Columbia University Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program
- Johns Hopkins University