Jessica Joseph

Jessica Joseph

President

My name is Jessica Joseph, and I transitioned into the role of President of HBN in June
2018. I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Biology and
Film & Media Studies. Currently, I am a graduate student in the Cellular and Molecular
Medicine Program in the School of Medicine. My research goal is to better understand
the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis— both to uncover
aberrant molecular pathways as well as to target the disease therapeutically.
As a graduate student in the medical sciences, I am grateful to be a part of the HBN
team both for the community that HBN provides as well as for the experience in
working beyond the bench. My goal within HBN is to educate other graduate students
and members of the Hopkins community and provide opportunities to explore science
and careers outside academia. I joined HBN in early 2017, and transitioned into the co-
director role of the Entrepreneurship soon after. As part of the Entrepreneurial
Mentorship Program, I gained hands on experience with students and mentors in the
entrepreneurial space, which inspired me to get more involved personally and compete
in an international start-up competition. The people and networks that make up the
HBN community have provided invaluable lessons in teamwork, organization,
creativity, writing, and business skills, and I am honored to serve as President for such
a talented group. My goal is to create a strong infrastructure for HBN so that we can
best support members of the Hopkins community to explore career options and skill
sets leading to a strong future in the sciences. I believe HBN has created meaningful
relationships both within Johns Hopkins and beyond, and will continue to foster
creativity and promote rising scientists to pursue meaningful careers.