Jessica Richardson started taking courses at USF in high school toward a biomedical science major. The Plant City High salutatorian had always known she wanted to be a doctor, but as she took the calculus and physics classes required for the pre-med track, she realized she needed more knowledge to truly understand the business of being a doctor.
Richardson added two additional majors in marketing and management. Scheduled to graduate in May, Richardson has a 4.0 business GPA and a 3.97 overall GPA, never receiving a grade lower than an A-.
Although she has three majors, she has managed to go beyond academics and has gained leadership roles in two organizations on campus. Her sophomore year, she served as president of USF’s Future Business Leaders of America, organizing events and taking the group to the state and national competitions, where they won 10 national awards. She is currently president of the USF Student Tutor Association, which connects struggling students with tutors. She has also worked professionally as a tutor and has dedicated time to working as a volunteer research assistant at the Center for Aging and Brain Repair.
Richardson has been accepted to USF’s College of Medicine and will be attending as a member of the class of 2017.