Jewel B. is a third-year undergraduate at Villanova University in Pennsylvania with a major in psychology and a minor in philosophy and Spanish.

Additionally, Jewel works as the co-creative director for African & Caribbean Villanovans and is a summer camp counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For this issue, Jewel reviewed the podcast Ted Radio Hour.

How do you give back to your community?

Growing up, there were not many, if any, minority students I knew who excelled in academics and went on to college. I was deprived of a role model whom I could identify with and seek guidance from (other than my parents). I strive to be the role model that I once needed in my community through volunteering at my old high school or in my hometown. By keeping in contact and advising future high school students about the endless possibilities they have and their capabilities, I hope they feel supported.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

“In 10 years, I hope I’m happier, healthier, and wiser than I am today. I see myself immersed in neurological research and on my way to practicing medicine. I also see myself marking my 12th year volunteering at the Muscular Dystrophy Association camp in Pennsylvania. I hope I’ll be surrounded by close friends and family wherever I decide to live. Lastly, I hope to have traveled to various countries and have developed a better understanding of myself and how I can help those around me.”

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