Coordinator of the Month: Jessica Williams
Name: Jessica Williams
Hometown: Fresno, CA
College Attended / Major: Cal Poly SLO, Kinesiology
HealthCorps School Placement: Edison High School in Fresno, California
Fun Fact: My HealthCorps school was my own high school’s sports rival.
Jeffrey Hartinger: How did you become involved with HealthCorps?
Jessica Williams: I became involved via a Yoga Across America employee that knew of the opening and told me about it. I then applied and got the job as a mid-year hire.
JH: What has been the highlight of your placement so far?
JW: My favorite Healthcorps moment has been all of the students I get to interact with. They bring me out of my shell and make me a better person all around and not just at school. I love that they hold me accountable as a healthy example.
JH: Outside of the classroom, what are some of the activities that you are involved with?
JW: I am involved with the schools spirit club, we have 3 cooking clubs that I run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school and at lunch on Thursdays. I also am involved with the bio-med club called Club Med and we are working toward having community outreach projects. I also have worked a lot with the counseling department to come up with educational activities to do for the freshman class during testing times.
JH: What do you plan to pursue after your service to HealthCorps is complete?
JW: I haven’t fully decided what I want to do after HealthCorps. I know I do love working with people, but I also love the coordination of large events. I have a year and a little to figure it out.
JH: What is one thing you have learned from your placement that you will be able to carry with you as you move forward in life?
JW: I have learned to never take life too seriously and to live in the moment and not in the future or the past because you will never have a moment like the present.
We want to thank Jessica Williams for her exceptional work and congratulate her for being this month’s coordinator of the month.