Smart Girl Jessica is a Michigan native originally from Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Jessica currently resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan and attended West Bloomfield High School. After graduating from West Bloomfield in 2015, Kelly decided to continue her education at Oakland Community College where she is now a Healthcare Administration major, with goals of one day being in control of operations management at a hospital someday.
We sat down with Jessica to discuss some of her hardships, mantras, and ultimately what it means to be a “smart girl” to her.
Tell me your life’s story?
My life story…. I went to Pontiac School District up until eighth grade. My parents decided to move, we bought a house in West Bloomfield. Went to West Bloomfield School Districts for the remainder of my high school years. And I kind of turned myself around while I was in school.
I would say I’m a little bit of a hard worker, I worked through high school and went to a community college where I’m at now, I’m saving for a house, and I work and go to school, and that’s basically my whole life.
What are your career aspirations?
My end goal right now is to be an operations manager for a hospital, but I want to continue working my way up in life and I don’t want to stop that. I want to go as high as I possibly can and continue to go higher.
What do you do to overcome some of life’s obstacles?
I try to humble myself. Like, I tell myself that I might have it bad but other people might have it worse off, and I try to not let that stop me.
What would your advice be to young girls that might be struggling right now, whether it be financially, academically or even both?
It might feel like the end of the world, but looking back a year from where you were, it might be bad today but there’s always be a better tomorrow.
What is something fun to know about you?
I tell people all the time that school is my hobby and I love it. I love homework, going to class, I love constantly learning.
What makes a ‘Smart Girl’ to you?
Someone who doesn’t let anyone or anything stop them from achieving their goals and desires.
Jessica will be obtaining her associate’s degree this December and will pursue her bachelor’s shortly after. She is also a frequent traveler having visited Greece, Mexico, Honduras, and Belize just this past summer.
Jessica’s life motto that keeps her striving and wanting more is to,
Keep going and hustling at life.
Birthday: June 24
Hometown: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Major: Healthcare Administration
Fun Facts: Loves to travel and knows how to juggle.