Hello! My name is Jessica, and I have finally made it to my fourth year of medical school! (Praise God!) I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and am a Midwest girl through and through. Some of my proudest memories include my 3.5-week music and medicine mission trip to the Philippines, finishing my first 5K in my third year of medical school, and performing at Carnegie Hall with the Wind Symphony of my alma mater, Wright State University, where I earned my BS in Nursing and minored in Music. Medical school has been a thrilling ride to say the least, full of equal parts successes and learning experiences. I am so thankful to have made it to this point, and I look forward to sharing my experiences on this last leg before graduation!
Hello! My name is David Eng, and I am a second year medical student. I am the oldest of 10 homeschooled children, and I was homeschooled until I started college when I was 16. As a Southern CA native, I attended Fullerton College and CSU Fullerton as a biology major. Growing up, I read lots of missionary biographies and during college, I was able to go on multiple medical mission trips to Mexico and Honduras. These mission trips solidified my desire to pursue medicine, and after attending the past five Loma Linda University open houses and years of avidly following this blog, I realized that Loma Linda was the perfect medical school for me. Now, I am thrilled to be a medical student here and to be able to write for this amazing blog. In my limited spare time, I enjoy going on one-day mission trips, spending time with my family, and playing board games and sports. I hope my blog posts will encourage and enlighten you and most of all glorify God.
I’m a University of Michigan alumna (go blue!) with a degree in English. My dream is to become a family physician and work with immigrant populations. I love chocolate, acoustic music, and all things Disney. When not studying, you can catch me munching with friends, playing the piano, or napping almost anywhere. God has been my trusty travel companion on a rocky but fulfilling journey, and I hope you can see traces of His handiwork through my eyes. If you see me on campus, don’t be a stranger, and please say hi!