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Jennifer Plascencia Lopez

Community Scholar

Research Assistant

School of Public Health


Jennifer Plascencia is a graduate research assistant pursuing her Masters in Public Health with a focus on Community Health Sciences. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2019. As a Chicago native, Jennifer recognized the health and social inequities impacting her community, and her interest in learning about public health ensued. In addition to her interest in learning about community health, Jennifer is passionate about supporting youth in pursuing higher education, as level of education has significant implications on health. Jennifer aims to utilize her knowledge in public health to serve her community in bringing health equity and social justice.