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University of Rwanda

Career Medicine

Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

CAREER: Scientist

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021


    • September 13, 2021 – Jessica shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My favorite song is “Shall Not Want” by Elevation Worship and Maverick City: There’s something about this song that keeps reminding me that I won’t lack anything because God is the provider. Even though sometimes my resources are uncertain, I’m reminded every time I listen to this song that my source (God) is certain and that reassures me. It also reminds me that having His mercy and goodness is everything I need, regardless of what I lack now.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Jessica shared what resilience means to her: “To me, resilience is the ability to come back to your normal posture after you’ve been hit by a difficult situation or after you’ve had a hard time. It’s overcoming challenges and coming back to your normal self.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Jessica said her biggest lesson from 2020 was: “My biggest lesson last year was that all we have is now. Now is the time to be productive, now is the time to tell people we care about them, and now is the time to start living not just existing.”
    • December 1, 2020 – I am studying Biomedical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Rwanda. My dream is to create an organization that will speak hope to the hopeless by helping poor kids go to school.
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Jessica said: “In my culture, I am proud of our solidarity.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Jessica speaks English, French, and Kinyarwanda.
    • March 30, 2020 – Jessica said she likes orange juice.
    • September 1, 2019 – Jessica didn’t have a break this summer. She started a clinical placement in July and that runs through September and then it’s back to classes!
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester I learned that hard work pays. When you really engage in something and work hard sooner or later you see a good outcome.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Jessica said: “Servant leadership is a way of leading people by example. It’s giving to your maximum for the benefits of the subordinates as a whole. In servant leadership, a leader not only coordinates but also takes part in implementation of the planned objective. A servant leader assumes full responsibility for the achievement of set objectives. Currently, I call myself a leader because I’m a group leader in my class. I am able to contribute to the better performance of our group without waiting for others. In my future career, I might be appointed as a leader and regardless of the position or the number of people I will be leading, I will be a good servant to them by being humble, cooperative, and hardworking.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Jessica wants to be known as a God-fearing woman! This semester she hopes to study hard and improve her grades!

Jessica’S CIRCLE

  • C. Rhoads & L. Tuohey-Mote Rhoads – Santa Barbara, CA


Jessica’s mother inspired her as a young girl to study education. Married before completing high school, Jessica’s mother went on to beat the odds and complete not only high school, but university as a married mother. Her family’s focus on education drove Jessica and her siblings to succeed at school and dream big.   Jessica is pursuing a degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, with a goal of one day starting a project in her village that will address the issues of poverty and poor standards of living. She also plans to concentrate time on mentoring youth and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.   Before joining These Numbers Have Faces, Jessica couldn’t picture her life in 10 years and nothing motivated her because she didn’t know where she was going. But after being part of the program, thanks to the trainings and girl’s nights provided by the program, it transformed her step by step and now the image which was blurred back then is now clear! And she is confident to say she’s now a girl with a big vision and she’s determined to reach her dreams no matter what.  In her spare time, Jessica works to make her community a better place. She tutors local school children and educates her neighbors on their rights.