Get to Know Jasleen - '23 Public Health/Pre-Dental
Jasleen knows what she wants in her Bold Future, and she’s taking advantage of every opportunity at UTSA to get there. As a first-generation student with a passion for health and community, UTSA’s Public Health program was a perfect fit for her.
Why did you pick your major?
I am motivated to pursue a bachelor’s in public health because I’m a first-generation student, and I wanted a career and degree that would help me navigate the healthcare system – not only towards patient care, but also the public health side of things.
What do you enjoy about your major?
I actually switched from Biology to Public Health in the middle of the pandemic, so it was a very interesting change for me. We were able to work hand-in-hand with what was going on with the pandemic, and I believe it really helped me as a dental assistant on how to give care to my patients, and not only my patients, but to my family and my community as well.
What’s your favorite thing about being a Roadrunner?
I think my favorite thing about being a Roadrunner is that we have a very close-knit community, and it feels kind of like a family. I also met some of my very close friends here and I believe that they’re going to be my lifelong friends. All these professors that I’ve met are very inspiring, and they’ve helped me figure out different values about myself that I didn’t even know I had.
What advice would you give to incoming students?
Advice that I would give to incoming student would be reaching out to an Admissions Counselor. Being a first-generation student myself, it was very confusing and hard for me to navigate what I needed to turn in and how to even turn it in, and they were very helpful to guide me through that.
Check out Jasleen’s story in the Winter 2022 RowdyZine!