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Get to Know Jasleen

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.

In the Spotlight

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.”

UTSA Student Jasleen

Pre-Dentistry Program

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.”

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