Education: The University of Texas at Austin | BS, Nutritional Science
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
“I think virtually anything can be accomplished,” says Jessica Reynoso. “One just needs the right outlook and attitude.” As a member of Dell Medical School’s inaugural class, Jessica is setting her sights on medicine — and on addressing the health disparities she witnessed while working as a registered dietitian.
“My time at Meals on Wheels increased my awareness of the social determinants of health some of the most vulnerable in our community face, and fueled my passion to serve this group and help them overcome these barriers,” she says. “I came to the conclusion that medicine would allow me to combine my background in nutrition with my desire to intervene earlier on, when people are typically healthier and more capable of making meaningful changes.”
Jessica’s desire to “intervene earlier on” expands beyond the hospital. She wants to think about how she can be a part of making Austin a model healthy city.
“My experience has shown me just how poorly the system works for the most vulnerable populations in our community. I believe that Dell Medical School has the leaders, the support, and the motivation to work toward changing the system so that it works for everybody,” she says. “I look forward to being a part of it.”
Described:Austin in three words: “bold, progressive, pragmatic”