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Jessica Nava
Hometown: Irrigon
High School: Irrigon Jr/Sr High School
College/University: Oregon State University
Year in school: Freshman
Major: Biology
Activities Involved in On Campus: STEM Leaders Program and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program

What is one of the best things about college?
All of the new experiences, the new people and being more independent. 

How has GEAR UP helped you?
GEAR UP has helped me immensely. I was able to participate in a week long program held at OSU every summer of high school run by GEAR UP that I feel prepared me and gave me detailed information on the steps to take to attend college after high school.

What are your future career plans?
I plan on attending graduate school where  I could possibly have more experience in laboratory work or research. 

What advice do you have for middle and high school students currently in the GEAR UP program?
Definitely take advantage of the opportunities that are being offered.